^Día de los Muertos video from misCositas.com (Download the script of this video). Can’t access youtube at school? No problem. Copy the url to mediaconverter.org, save it as a .mov file, download the converted file and you can show it year after year. Check youtube for other useful/informational videos.
^Article from univision.com “Calaveras contra calabazas“. This article discusses how Día de los Muertos is being overshadowed by the North American celebration of Halloween, especially in the younger generations. The 3 page article is definitely manageable for all levels of Spanish. Although upper levels would have an easier time with it, I plan on having my level 1 students read it and look for cognates and read for context.
^TeachersPayTeacher.com: See what other teachers have used in their classroom. Browse through 46 products ranging from powerpoints, worksheets, and flashcards, to word search and other activities. These products cost from $0.99 to $10.00. Created by teachers for their own classrooms and shared with other teachers, without the middle man (Publishing Companies who jack up the prices).
^Day of the Dead Galleries: Look at pictures taken in Mexican cemeteries as people practice the traditions of Día de los Muertos.
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