Celebrating the Day of the Dead
The Day of the Dead is a time of both joy and quiet remembrance as families honor their loved ones who have died. While variations of the Day of the Dead are celebrated in many Latin American countries, some of the most well-known traditions are those from Mexico, where the celebration coincides with the return of the Monarch butterflies.
Lesson plan idea
Take a look at this Day of the Dead lesson plan from TeacherVision! (Grades 3-8)
Each of the books on this list offers a unique interpretation of the holiday that will provide an excellent introduction for students who are new to the Day of the Dead, as well as an important opportunity for students who celebrate the holiday to share their own family traditions.
Note: Please keep in mind that the Day of the Dead may be especially poignant for families who are separated from each other and mourning the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19.