Objective: Students will be able to compare/contrast American and Mexican cultural celebrations of Halloween and Day of the Dead. Students will be able to use the target language to discuss the novel, Tumba.
EQ: How do our celebrations express our cultural values?
Can Do Statements: (1) I can identify the differences between Halloween celebrations and Day of the Dead. (2) I can compare and contrast the two.
Monday: Video on Day of the Dead; Answer basic questions about the holiday
Tuesday: Video 2 on Day of the Dead; Discuss differences in activities between Halloween and Day of the Dead.
Wednesday: Early release–2 of my Spanish 2 classes will not meet that day
Thursday: Introduction for the Novel Tumba
Friday: Blog post on cultural differences between how Americans celebrate Halloween and how families from Mexico celebrate Day of the Dead.
Evaluation: Blog post and class discussion
TEKS: b01.A.01, 01.A.02, 03; 01.A.04,05