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Day of the Dead in Unit I

Unit I students learned about Day of the Dead in early November and how it is similar to and different from Halloween. “We wanted to showcase two different holidays celebrated by people around the world. We explored how and when these celebrations began, how they have changed over the years, and why people celebrate in general,” said Unit I teacher Amy Kulhavik. The students read stories about the two holidays and compared and contrasted them. They created their own sugar skulls and wrote and drew what they learned about Day of the Dead.