Local Event!! Día de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls

The UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) is pleased to announce our next free professional development workshop!

2014-10-15-Dia-de-los-Muertos-AlfeniquesJoin us for our last workshop in the series as we explore the history of Día de los Muertos and review hands-on techniques for creating sugar skulls (alfeñiques) in the classroom.  In the workshop we will discuss ways to meet Common Core reading and writing standards while exploring this meaningful celebration with students, and participants will have the opportunity to decorate their own sugar skulls to take home. Participants will be provided with certificates of professional development and copies of relevant curriculum materials.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday October 15th from 5:00-8:00 pm at the UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute at 801 Yale Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

Please pre-register by contacting Keira Philipp-Schnurer at the LAII: kphilipp@unm.edu | 505.277.7047. For more information visit http://laii.unm.edu/workshops/2014-10-15-Dia-de-los-Muertos-Alfeniques.php. You can also join the event on Facebook.

Click here for a pdf version of our flyer.  Feel free to share this information with anyone else who may be interested.  Hope to see you there!!

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2 thoughts on “Local Event!! Día de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls

  1. Great website. I looked at your YA Lit list and it’s too general. I wonder if there is a way to search on your website just for YA lit set in Mexico. Thanks.

    • Hi, Giora. Thanks for stopping by. We were thinking the same thought about the bibliographies, so we went back in added country information to each annotation. If you look closely, you’ll see that there is a little note reading something like “[12-17 yrs | Caribbean]” at the end of each book’s entry.

      Because we’ve added those notes, you can now look for specific countries. To do this, visit the YA page and then press “Ctrl+F” (if you’re on a PC) or “Command+F” (if on a Mac), then search for “Mexico.” It will pull up 27 different titles, all of which are related to Mexico.


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