November 1, 2017 / Modified nov 1, 2017 10:05 a.m.

Dia de los Muertos

Resources for teachers to bring the cultural celebration into the classroom

dia de los muertos kqed short hero A scene from an animated film from KQED Film School Shorts in which a little girl visits the land of the dead and experiences the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos with the help of someone very special. (PHOTO: KQED/PBS LearningMedia)

With roots in ancient Mexico, Dia de los Muertos now combines multiple cultures in Mexico and the United States for celebration. This colorful three-day event of costumes, food, and dance honors loved ones who have passed away.

Explore resources on PBS LearningMedia to educate students on this celebration that holds such a deep cultural significance to so many.

Watch the overview on PBS LearningMedia

Watch a short animated film from KQED

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