Teaching About Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos is one of the most popular topics on the Vamos a Leer blog. We’ve written numerous posts on lesson plans, fiction and non-fiction books, and other online resources that will help teachers explore this topic with their students.
For a list of relevant, exemplary books, see Kalyn Finnell’s Reading Roundup of “10 Children’s Books About Día de los Muertos.”
In addition to what we’ve shared on the blog, our office (the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute, or LAII) has developed extensive curriculum materials to support teaching about Día de los Muertos. To learn more about these materials, visit the LAII website or click on the thematic guide or individual lesson plans below.
- 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.