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Day of the Dead

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Title:

Day of the Dead

URL:

http://latino.si.edu/DayoftheDead/

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This learning activity is an online exhibit that provides students with information about the origins of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Links to online resources and printable classroom-ready resources are included in the activity. Lesson plans for grades K-2 and grades 6-8 are included. There is also a link for an interactive site where students can create their own virtual altar.  

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 1
Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
11 ) Identify traditions and contributions of various cultures in the local community and state. (Alabama)

Examples: Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah, Fourth of July, Cinco de Mayo

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History
Course Title: Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify traditions of various cultures in the local community and Alabama (for example, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah, Fourth of July, Cinco de Mayo).
  • Identify contributions of various cultures in the local community and Alabama (for example, celebrations, food, traditions).
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • identify
  • traditions
  • contributions
  • cultures
  • Kwanzaa
  • Hanukkah
  • Christmas
  • Fourth of July
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • cultural foods
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Techniques for identifying traditions and contributions of various cultures in the community and Alabama.
  • How to compare cultural similarities and differences (for example, celebrations, food, traditions).
  • Vocabulary: traditions, contributions, cultures, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, Fourth of July, Cinco de Mayo, cultural foods
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Describe traditions of various cultures.
  • Describe contributions of various cultures.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There are traditions of various cultures in the local community and Alabama.
  • Various cultures have made important contributions to the local community and Alabama.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.1.11- Recognize and discuss common and family traditions and reasons for celebrations, including Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah, Fourth of July, Cinco de Mayo.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement
7 ) Identify strategies that facilitate public discussion on societal issues, including debating various positions, using a deliberative process, blogging, and presenting public forums.

Unpacked Content
Strand: Elective
Course Title: Contemporary World Issues and Civic Engagement
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify various strategies for public discussion of societal issues.
  • Analyze debating techniques, the use of deliberating, blogging, and public forums.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • public discussion
  • societal issues
  • debate
  • blogging
  • deliberation
  • public forum
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Strategies for public discussion.
  • Important controversial issues facing society today.
  • A variety of techniques for analyzing methods of public discussion and when each method is appropriate.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Analyze strategies for public discussion.
  • Debate, deliberate, blog, and hold public forums on various societal issues.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Public discussion is important in regards to societal issues and how each method is appropriate at various times depending on the discussion.
Tags: culture, Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, family values, holidays, traditions
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Author: Ginger Boyd