Hinesburg Community School Español Grado 8 Proyecto Dia de los Muertos



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Hinesburg Community School

Español Grado 8

Proyecto Dia de los Muertos




Objetivo:

  1. To understand the origins of the celebration of Día de los Muertos

  2. To recognize some of the most important traditions of this celebration

  3. To describe the Día de los Muertos celebration to others


Producto:

Students will research about the origins, history and celebration of El Dia de los muertos and will create a poster with their findings.

The poster will have:


  • Minimum five images related with El día de los muertos celebration.

  • Explanations of the celebration in English, so other levels can read and learn about this celebration.

  • 10 sentences in Spanish using verb SER describing the celebration or any of its components

  • 10 decorations related with El dia de los muertos


Preguntas: Please answer each question based on your research and use this information to do your posters.

  1. Qué es el Día de los Muertos?

  2. Cuál es el origen del Día de los Muertos? What are the contributions of the Aztecs and the Catholic religion?

  3. Qué es All Hollows Eve? What is its relation with el Día de los Muertos?

  4. What is celebrated on the 1st of November?

  5. What is celebrated on the 2nd of November?

  6. Explain: Altares, ofrendas, pan de muerto, papel picado, calacas, Catrinas, vigilias.

  7. What is your opinion about this celebration?


Resources:

Selected videos and books

Internet:

http://www.dayofthedead.com/videos

http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/

http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/3099-mexico-s-day-of-the-dead-resource-page

http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/1427-los-dias-de-los-muertos-the-days-of-the-dead
Due dates:

Monday 10/29: Answers to the questions.

Wednesday 10/31: Finished poster

Project Rubric

Proyecto: Día de los muertos

Nombre: ______________________ Nota: __________






Excelente 20

Muy bien 17

Aceptable 15

Necesita mejorar 10

Content


Completely accurate, all facts are precise and explicit. It is easy to read and find the information. Poster provides additional facts and information.

Mostly accurate, a few inconsistencies or errors in information. Poster provides most of the information required

Somewhat accurate, more than a few inconsistencies or errors in information. Missing some important points

A lot of inaccuracies OR missing very important information

Effort

Student always uses classroom project time well and conversations are focused on the project and don’t disrupt the classroom

Students frequently uses classroom project time well and conversations are mostly focused on the project and don’t disrupt the classroom

Students sometimes uses classroom project time well, but occasionally lost focus and distract others from their work

Student does not use classroom project time well, often lost focus OR/AND distracts others

Organization

Poster layout is very well organized. It is easy to locate important information. Presented information in a visually attractive way. Followed guidelines and due dates.

Poster layout is well organized. It is easy to locate important information. Presented information in a somewhat attractive way. Followed guidelines and due dates.

Somewhat organized. Presented information in simple way that doesn’t attract interest from readers. Followed almost all guidelines and due dates.

Little creative energy used during this project. Poster is missing elements or is difficult to locate important information. Didn’t follow guidelines or due dates

Visuals

Used more than the required images and decorations. Used plenty of colors, designs and decorations in the poster to make it attractive and responds to the Dia de los muertos style

Used the required images and decorations. Used colors and designs to make the poster attractive and responds to the Dia de los muertos style

Missing 1-3 images or decorations. Little use of colors and designs to make the poster attractive. Little relation with the Dia de los muertos style

Missing 4 or more images or decorations. Didn’t use colors or decorations related with the Dia de los muertos style

Español

There are no errors in spelling, gender or number. Students went beyond the required sentences and provided extra information using new vocabulary.

There are 1-3 errors in spelling, gender or number. Student provided the expected sentences

There are 4-5 errors in spelling, gender or number. Student wrote less than 10 sentences

There are more than 5 errors in spelling, gender or number. Student wrote less than 5 sentences.




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