As part of CAST Med’s Contagion PBL, educators Linda Marsh (Art Teacher) and Profe Garcia (Spanish Teacher) partnered to encourage their students to explore how Día de los Muertos, a tradition celebrated in Mexico, has become a contagious influence in the United States and across Latin America.
Ms. Marsh focused on how to construct an altar, from the elements required and ofrendas (offerings) to the vibrant colors and flowers. Profe Garcia highlighted the history and purpose.
Each student built their own altar honoring a departed family member, friend or even someone famous that they admired. All submissions were then integrated into one campus wide alter.