As part of their Spanish cultural project, Cedar Hill Prep School grades 5 and 6 Spanish students worked on Day of the Dead projects this year. El Día de Los Muertos is a special Latin American holiday that takes place November 1-2. The emphasis of this project is placed on the study and appreciation of famous Hispanics, the cultural significance and traditions associated with the Day of the Dead holiday.
Grade 5 students were introduced to the history, traditions and symbols of this holiday by watching El Día de los Muertos video. They compared the Day of the Dead to similar holidays around the world and created their own colorful “calaveras” (skulls).
Grade 6 students worked in pairs. Each student had a task: To prepare an authentic Mexican dish, create artwork, research a famous Hispanic or construct/decorate an “ofrenda” (altar).