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The Spanish Holiday "Day Of The Dead"

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Sychem Butler, 8th grade

Kim Knight, Business Education Teacher


Childersburg Middle School

Business Education Department

Talladega County Schools


This video puts a modern spin on the meaning behind the holiday the Day of the Dead.  Students will broaden their world view by experiencing an important holiday to Spanish speaking cultures. Students will learn the purpose behind Day of the Dead and how it is celebrated.  This video was created for a technology competition in Business Technology Applications.  It was used to provide business education students with a new 21st century technology tool and a global view of their world.

Length: 02:41

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Experiencing The Day of the Dead

Content Areas: English/Language Arts

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

LOE (9-12) Modern Languages Level I
9. Compare holidays and celebrations of a target culture with those of the United States.
LOE (9-12) Modern Languages Level I
10. Identify typical activities and events of a target culture.
Examples: celebrations, concerts, exhibits

National/Other Standards:


Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures

Students demonstrate an understanding of a cultural holiday and the meaning behind it's celebration.


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