Day of the Dead Done Differently

Día de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) is a great opportunity to introduce the 6th grade students to a different culture. The celebrations are completely outside their normal realm of experience and it leads to great interest and discussion.

This year had to be different. I was out of the classroom for two days and the holiday would not wait. This years technology experiment has been with Edmodo – I structured the cultural exploration as a self-discovery journey. They were able to post their questions and reflections and respond to their classmates. It was interesting watching their thoughts change and adapt through their comments as they viewed additional material. There will be the opportunity for follow up discussion tomorrow.

The digital resources they had access to:

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About Lisa Butler

Middle school teacher of Social Studies and Spanish, tech trainer, Flocabulary MC, Nearpod PioNear, and Edcamp Hershey Founder. I have embraced the power of blogging and reviewing products. If I am not doing something with ed or tech, I am probably reading, baking, running, or traveling.
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One Response to Day of the Dead Done Differently

  1. Lemark says:

    Ahhah the video is very cute, thank you! I like it!

    But I can’t realize its nature: is Día de los Muertos a kind of mourning ritual, day of remembrance, or it’s a kind of festival with fun and cheers? Do people grieve or have fun on The Day Of The Dead?

    Thank You,
    Lemark.

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