The Day of the Dead or ‘Dia de los muertos’ is often taught about in Spanish class across the world. I gathered a list of helpful websites, songs, and videos that may be helpful to use in your Spanish classroom when teaching about this topic.
Awesome website by Googe Arts & Culture about the Day of the Dead with a large curated collection of articles, videos, and pictures of ‘Dia de los Muertos’.
Great article by Conde Nast Traveler with information and pictures of how ‘Day of the Dead’ is celebrated around the world.
Short clip from National Geographic that could be shown as an introduction to students or kids learning about the Day of the Dead in Spanish class.
Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life made by Google Mexico. In Spanish with English subtitles. Short interview clips about the ‘dia de los muertos’ and how it is celebrated and people ‘remembered’ in Mexico.
El dia de los muertos overview by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Gives historical information about the start of the ‘Dia de los muertos’– most appropriate for older students.
‘Dia de los muertos’ Film School Shorts is a great short video to use in class and could be worked into a writing lesson or making inferences.
The Day of the Dead a Brief Explanation: (less than 1 min. video)
Day of the Dead Themed Songs:
There weren’t very many songs to choose from on YouTube but below are links to the most popular Day of the Dead songs in Spanish from YouTube.
Las calaveras salen de su tumba
El dia de los muertos gran celebracion by LunaCreciente
Las calaveras, familia dedo y mas
Dia de los muertos by Rockalingua
La Calaverita by Santa Cecilia
Hopefully, some of these websites, videos or songs will be helpful for you to use in your Spanish or Bilingual class lessons about Day of the Dead. Did I miss any of your favorite resources? Looking for books about ‘Day of the dead’– find them here.