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Day of the Dead Videos & Activities

Introduce the history, traditions, and symbols of Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, through educational videos and activities. Students will learn about Mesoamerican beliefs about death and European influences on this celebration. Each video is paired with four extension activities for your classroom.
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Day of the Dead Videos & Activities

Introduce the history, traditions and symbols of Día de los Muertos, celebrated on November 1 and 2, with educational videos and classroom activities.

Día de los Muertos Celebration

Appropriate Grades: 1–5

In this video, children explain Day of the Dead celebrations as they introduce the holiday's symbols, crafts and traditions.

Source: Muy Bueno on youtube.com

Length: 4 minutes 34 seconds

Extension Activities

Día de los Muertos: A Brief Overview

Appropriate Grades: 6–12

Learn about the origins of Día de los Muertos and its traditions – synthesized between Mesoamerican beliefs and European influences.

Source: Hispanic Cultural Center on youtube.com

Length: 5 minutes 07 seconds

Extension Activities

El Día de los Muertos en Mexico

Appropriate Grades: 1-12

This video about the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico is narrated in Spanish.

Source: MisCositasTV on youtube.com

Length: 4 minutes 15 seconds

Extension Activities

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