OK, let's get started. First you will need to get in your groups and activate your prior knowledge. What do you already know? What do you want to learn? What do you want your classmates to learn?
Next, do the research.
Here are some great sites to get you started:
Team 1: The foods
List at least 3 foods used in this holiday that are not common to any other holiday. Include descriptions, recipes and how the food is significant. Team 1 may prepare one of the foods for the class in place of the brochure/poster.
Team 2: The arts
List at least 3 art form used in this holiday that are not common to any other holiday. Include descriptions, pictures, drawings and how they are unique to Day of the Dead. Team 2 may do a skit or art show in place of the brochure/poster.
Team 3: The history and beginnings of the holiday
List at least 3 aspects of the history of Day of the Dead. Include what cultures blended to contribute. The brochure/poster should incorporate the facts and be bright and appealing.
Team 4: How the dead are remembered and honored
List at least 3 ways the dead are remembered and honored during this time. Team 4 may prepare an ofrenda or a diorama of a cemetery celebration in place of the brochure/poster.
Team 5: How the dead are attracted and why
List at least 3 methods used to attract the dead and why they are used. Include why the date of the holiday is important. The brochure/poster should incorporate the facts and be bright and appealing.
Remember to site your sources and use pics or photos with permission only. These 2 sites are helpful:
There are several books and journals on the subject in the class library as well.