Global Studies Celebrates Día de los Muertos
November 21, 2011
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Global Studies staff and students work together making an altar as a sign of respect for the dead. What started as a simple idea greatly turned into a walk-in museum full of different mementos and representations honoring the dead. Every piece of the walk-in museum depicts the different aspects of the Mexican holiday. The entire museum included things from a children’s altar, a wall dedicated to important Mexican figures, to even face-painting!
Ms. Robles -
When I started teaching at Garfield I would never spend any time on El Día de los Muertos but this cultural event has grown very big in the past years here in Los Angeles. This is when I decided to add a lesson regarding this day and do an altar with my Spanish classes to give them an idea of what an altar should look like. When Mr. Cantu asked if we could do one and involve the entire Global Studies, I never imagined that we would be able to create such an awesome gallery and altar for El Día de los Muertos in such a short time. It was awesome!!! This extraordinary project would have not been possible without the help of our Global family. Thanks to all the GS staff and students who made this happen!
Global Studies’ El Dia de Los Muertos art gallery was AWESOME I might say. I was very excited to see many students participating and excited about this cultural event. I believe we all learned the importance of celebrating our own lives along with the lifes of our deceased on Novemeber 2nd. Global Studies teachers collaborated together on this unit with different student projects. We even had Global Studies students dedicating their time after school putting on the final touches. The altar was one of the biggest I have seen and special because students had the opportunity to have a pictures of their loved one displayed. In addition we had a special altar for own Garfield teachers and staff that have past away. The face painting was a hit with students. I loved that they walked around campus with a “calavera” face promoting this special day. Way to go Global Studies.