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Día de los Muertos. By Telece Marbrey. Table of Contents. TITLE PAGE TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION PSST…YOUR PRE TEST PRE TEST ANSWERS VOCABULARY. Table of Contents. CULTURE CAPSULE ON DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS PSST…YOUR POST TEST POST TEST ANSWERS ACTIVITIES 1-3. Table of Contents.

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Día de los Muertos

By

Telece Marbrey


Table of Contents

TITLE PAGE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

PSST…YOUR PRE TEST

PRE TEST ANSWERS

VOCABULARY


Table of Contents

CULTURE CAPSULE ON DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

PSST…YOUR POST TEST

POST TEST ANSWERS

ACTIVITIES 1-3


Table of Contents

  • ACTIVITIES 1-3 ANSWERS

  • CREDITS


More Exciting Stories From:

The Secret Agent Files


Introduction

After an exciting adventure in May spent discovering information on Cinco De Mayo, headquarters decides to send you back.

It has been a long time since the last fact finding adventure, Secret Agent. How will you fair this time?


Introduction

After arriving in Puebla, Mexico, you notice that the city is a buzz with activity. When you ask a local what is going on she tells you that the people are preparing to celebrate Día de los Muertos.


Introduction

Hmmm…very interesting…What will this holiday mean to your mission? You decide to tell your Commander.


Psst….Your Pre Test

After checking in with your Commander, you return to your hotel room, and find an envelope waiting on the bed…

Hello from Commander M,

Can you answer these new questions, Secret Agent?


Psst….Your Pre Test

After checking in with your Commander, you return to your hotel room, and find an envelope waiting on the bed…

  • Día de los Muertos means __________ in English?


Psst….Your Pre Test

After checking in with your Commander, you return to your hotel room, and find an envelope waiting on the bed…

  • What countries celebrate Día de los Muertos?


Psst….Your Pre Test

After checking in with your Commander, you return to your hotel room, and find an envelope waiting on the bed…

  • Día de los Muertos occurs ___________.


Psst….Your Pre Test

After checking in with your Commander, you return to your hotel room, and find an envelope waiting on the bed…

  • Día de los Muertos originates from the __________ culture.


Psst….Your Pre Test

After checking in with your Commander, you return to your hotel room, and find an envelope waiting on the bed…

  • Why is Día de los Muertos important?


Psst….Your Pre Test

After checking in with your Commander, you return to your hotel room, and find an envelope waiting on the bed…

  • What do friends or loved ones usually eat during this holiday?


Psst….Your Pre Test

After checking in with your Commander, you return to your hotel room, and find an envelope waiting on the bed…

Check your answers on the following two slides. Be prepared for a POST TEST, and keep on the look out for more Día de los Muertos information.

Remember Secret Agent that we’re counting on you.


Pre Test Answers

  • Día de los Muertos means “Day of the Dead” in English.

  • Mexico and parts of the United Statesand Central America celebrate Día de los Muertos.

  • Día de los Muertos occurs November 1st and 2nd.


Pre Test Answers

  • Día de los Muertos originates from the Aztec culture.

  • Día de los Muertos is important because it celebrates death as a continuation of life.

  • Friends and loved ones usually eat sugar skulls during this holiday.


Vocabulary

Literally—exactly

Día—day

De—of

Los Muertos—the dead

Plaza—center of town


Vocabulary

Calacas—wooden masks in the shape of a skull


Día de los Muertos

  • After leaving your hotel room, you decide to go to the town plaza. As your walking you notice someone following you…who could it be?


Día de los Muertos

  • IT’S YOUR PARTNER, SECRET AGENT 002! He hands you an envelope. What could possibly be inside?


Día de los Muertos

Sitting at a back table inside a restaurant, you open the envelope…

Hello Secret Agent,

Here is some important information on Día de los Muertos to help your case.

Good Luck,

002


Día de los Muertos

Sitting at a back table inside a restaurant, you open the envelope…

  • Día de los Muertos literally means “day of the dead” in English.

  • This holiday is celebrated in Mexico and parts of the United States and Central America.


Día de los Muertos

Sitting at a back table inside a restaurant, you open the envelope…

  • Día de los Muertos is an Aztec tradition, that occurs November 1st and 2nd. Día de los Muertos is important because it celebrates death as the continuation of life.


Día de los Muertos

Sitting at a back table inside a restaurant, you open the envelope…

  • Many participants dress in wooden masks shaped liked skulls called calacas and dance in honor of a deceased loved one. These skulls are then placed on an altar dedicated to the deceased.


Día de los Muertos

  • Sitting at a back table inside a restaurant, you open the envelope…

  • Sugar skulls with the name of the deceased across the forehead are then eaten by a friend or loved one.

  • Skulls were once used as trophies, and are a symbol of death and rebirth.


Psst….Your Post Test

After leaving your partner, you return to your hotel room, and find another envelope waiting on the bed…

Hello again from Commander M,

Can you answer these questions, Secret Agent?


Psst….Your Post Test

After leaving your partner, you return to your hotel room, and find another envelope waiting on the bed…

  • Día de los Muertos means __________ in English?


Psst….Your Post Test

After leaving your partner, you return to your hotel room, and find another envelope waiting on the bed…

  • What countries celebrate Día de los Muertos?


Psst….Your Post Test

After leaving your partner, you return to your hotel room, and find another envelope waiting on the bed…

  • Día de los Muertos occurs __________.


Psst….Your Post Test

After leaving your partner, you return to your hotel room, and find another envelope waiting on the bed…

  • Día de los Muertos originates from the __________ culture.


Psst….Your Post Test

After leaving your partner, you return to your hotel room, and find another envelope waiting on the bed…

  • Why is Día de los Muertos important?


Psst….Your Post Test

After leaving your partner, you return to your hotel room, and find another envelope waiting on the bed…

  • What do friends or loved ones usually eat during this holiday?


Psst….Your Post Test

After leaving your partner, you return to your hotel room, and find another envelope waiting on the bed…

Once again Secret Agent, check your answers on the following two slides.

Did you pay attention to all the information 002 gave you Secret Agent? Hmmm…we’ll see.

Try these new activities to sharpen your skills.


Post Test Answers

  • Día de los Muertos means “Day of the Dead” in English.

  • Mexico and parts of the United Statesand Central America celebrate Día de los Muertos.

  • Día de los Muertos occurs November 1st and 2nd.


Post Test Answers

  • Día de los Muertos originates from the Aztec culture.

  • Día de los Muertos is important because it celebrates death as a continuation of life.

  • Friends and loved ones usually eat sugar skulls during this holiday.


  • Activity One

  • Can you find:

  • altar

  • aztecs

  • calacas

  • November

  • celebration

  • sugar skulls

  • day of the dead


Día de los Muertos occurs in March.

Chocolate bones are eaten by friends or loved ones.

Death is a continuation of life.

TRUE FALSE

TRUE FALSE

TRUE FALSE

Activity Two

Read these statements. On a separate piece of paper write TRUE if the statement is true or FALSE if the statement is false.


Activity Three

How many Spanish words—other than the ones shown—can you find in:

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

Find at least TEN words and write them on a separate sheet of paper.


Activity One Answers


Día de los Muertos occurs in March.

Chocolate bones are eaten by friends or loved ones.

Death is a continuation of life.

FALSE

FALSE

TRUE

Activity Two Answers

Read these statements. On a separate piece of paper write TRUE if the statement is true or FALSE if the statement is false.


Activity Three Answers

Here are 10 possible Spanish words:

Dedos

Sal

Suerte

Díme

Amo

Solo

Duermo

Toser

Seda

Red


Closure

Good job Secret Agent! You have successfully investigated the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. Hopefully you have learned some valuable information. It looks like your job is complete!

UNTIL NEXT TIME……..


Credits

We would like to give thanks to all these sites for use of their information:

  • http//:dgl.microsoft.com for the clip art and sounds


Credits

And the following Día de los Muertos website:

  • http://www.azcentral.com/rep/dead/history/


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