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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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D a de los muertos

Día de los Muertos

By

Telece Marbrey


Table of contents

Table of Contents

TITLE PAGE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

PSST…YOUR PRE TEST

PRE TEST ANSWERS

VOCABULARY


Table of contents1

Table of Contents

CULTURE CAPSULE ON DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

PSST…YOUR POST TEST

POST TEST ANSWERS

ACTIVITIES 1-3


Table of contents2

Table of Contents

  • ACTIVITIES 1-3 ANSWERS

  • CREDITS


D a de los muertos

More Exciting Stories From:

The Secret Agent Files


Introduction

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?


Introduction1

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.


Introduction2

Introduction

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


Psst your pre test

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 test1

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 test2

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 test3

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 test4

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 test5

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 test6

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 test7

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

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 answers1

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

Vocabulary

Literally—exactly

Día—day

De—of

Los Muertos—the dead

Plaza—center of town


Vocabulary1

Vocabulary

Calacas—wooden masks in the shape of a skull


D a de los muertos1

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?


D a de los muertos2

Día de los Muertos

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


D a de los muertos3

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


D a de los muertos4

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.


D a de los muertos5

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.


D a de los muertos6

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.


D a de los muertos7

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

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 test1

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 test2

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 test3

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 test4

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 test5

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 test6

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 test7

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

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 answers1

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.


D a de los muertos

  • Activity One

  • Can you find:

  • altar

  • aztecs

  • calacas

  • November

  • celebration

  • sugar skulls

  • day of the dead


Activity two

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

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.


D a de los muertos

Activity One Answers


Activity two 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

Activity Three Answers

Here are 10 possible Spanish words:

Dedos

Sal

Suerte

Díme

Amo

Solo

Duermo

Toser

Seda

Red


Closure

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

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


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Credits

And the following Día de los Muertos website:

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


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