Start Your Día de los Muertos Unit by Sharing the Holiday’s Origins!
Calaveras, la Catrina, and papel picado are just a few symbols related to Aztec history seen in the artwork and celebrations of the Día de los Muertos holiday. This PDF presentation analyzes the legends, history, and symbols of the ancient Aztecs. Students will understand the “why” behind the “what” of this holiday by the end of the presentation. Each slide is in Spanish in the preterite tense, with the English translation included, and difficult words defined, in the notes. Plus, each slide has a beautiful image that supports the description!
©2018. Spanish. Intermediate. Download. PDF. Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF. 30 slides/pages.
About the Author
Audrey Yates Irias started learning Spanish at age 10 in a FLEX program in her elementary school, because her aunt lived in Puerto Rico. She was so enamored with learning languages that she dove in head first, and took multiple years of Spanish and French in high school. Following her passion, she was a double major in Spanish and French Education and a TESOL minor, at Illinois State University—during which time she studied in Spain and France. She taught for 11 years in both traditional as well as virtual classrooms. In 2016, she earned her master’s in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Illinois.
Audrey enjoys spending time with her daughter, dancing, teaching students one-on-one, and developing curriculum that benefits students and teachers of World Languages.