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EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS / UNA CELEBRACIN DE MXICO


Usingthefollowinglinkstowebsites,completetheworksheettofindoutaboutthespecial
MexicanholidaycalledTheDayoftheDead!
http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/
http://www.insidemexico.com/noes.htm
http://www.holidays.net/halloween/muertos.htm
www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans/culturalriches/art_altars.html
www.carnegielibrary.org/subject/holidays/allsouls
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~rjsalvad/scmfaq/muertos.html
http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/feature/daydeadindex.html

1. CundocelebranlosmexicanoselDadelosMuertos?(fechasespecficas)
November1stand2nd
2. Qucelebranyporqu?
Deathwasthebeginningofpeoplesexistence,tributetothepeoplewhohavedied.
3. Brieflyexplain,inoneortwosentences,somethingaboutthehistoryofthisholiday.
Laofrenda

AcientstoryAztecpriestsaskshisgod..thenetdaythelandwascoveredinmarigold
flowers,ofthedead.Candleslightthepaththatguidesthesoulthatgoestothealtar.
Calaveritaskull
Calacasskeletons
Symboloflifeafterdeath
4. Queseldadelosangelitos?
5. Qu4componentestieneunaofrenda?
6. QuesPandeMuerto?
Breadofferedtothedead
7. QuesunaOfrenda?Ququierenconseguirconlaofrendaoaltar?
Elchapulingrasshopper
Candy,mole,chapulin,bread,chocolate
Flower,fruit
Threesteps:hell,earth,heaven
Elcopalincense
Elpantencemetery
Angelscomeonfirstofnovembertoplaywithtoys

November2dayofthedead
Traditiontodresuptopartyandcelebrate
Atrivutewherewetoasttothosewhohavepassed
Dressuptoemulatethemwhentheyweralive

8. WhatAmericanholiday(s)couldbecomparedtoMexicosDayoftheDead?

Halloween

El Da
de los
Santos

9. ThinkaboutourattitudetowarddeathinVietnam/yournativecountry,andcompareand
contrastittotheMexicanperspectiveofdeath.

Whichaspectsurprisedyoumost?

Whydoyouthinksimilarities/differencesexit?

Parasaberms:

www.carnegielibrary.org/subject/holidays/allsouls.html
www.azcentral.com/ent/dead
http://muertos.palomar.edu/dayofthedead.html#spanish
http://www.day-of-the-dead.org/
http://www.pbs.org/foodancestors
www.globalgourmet.com/food/egg/egg1096/daydead.html
www.houstonculture.org/mexico/main.html
www.inside-mexico.com/dayofthedeadarticles.htm
www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans/culturalriches/art_altars.html

Vocabulario

Descripciones
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MODELO:
las calacas

Calacas look like skeletons.


Some are flat puppets and others
are three dimensional. They are
playful and satirical..

las calaveras y los


atades de azcar

las calaveras poemas

el cementerio
(el panton)
y las tumbas

las flores
tradicionales:
la cempaschitl,
el aliento de nio
y el cresto de gallo

la ofrenda

el pan de muerto

el papel picado

Posada

las velas:
la vigilia en
el cementerio
con velas

Da de los Muertos
CATEGORY

8-10

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0-4

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generally accurate, but
one piece of
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