Dia de los Muertos
In partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the LAII developed a curriculum guide to provide hands-on art activities and literacy exercises to bring Día de los Muertos to the classroom. In addition, the NHCC developed a visually rich website to explore the rituals of remembrance and historical origins of the holiday. For more information, see the complete table of contents.
UPDATE: Este plan de estudios ahora también está disponible en español. / This curriculum is now also available in Spanish.
The complete guide is available for downloading or previewing. We have also separated the individual lessons plans (below) for quick reference.
- About Día de los Muertos
- Introductory Activity
- Writing Activities
- Art Activities
- ELL and GLAD-Inspired Activities
(not incorporated into the complete guide above). This supplementary resource rmay be downloaded as a PDF or reviewed through the individual lesson plans below.
- Annotated K-12 Bibliography (Elementary, Middle, High)
- Supporting Articles
In addition to the curriculum guide, the LAII was proud to support the NHCC in developing a visually-rich and informative website which explores the rituals of remembrance and historical origins associated with the holiday. We encourage you to visit the full website or browse for the most relevant section below.
- A Brief History
- Rituals of Remembrance
- Colonial Mexico
- Altars and Ofrendas
- Fun and Learning