Day of the Dead Webquest


Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion



This webquest explores the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, and the aspects that surround this celebration. The purpose of this lesson is to learn about the activities, history, food, and artists behind this holiday.


The Task:

Your job is to explore various web sites to help in your understanding of Day of the Dead. In a group of 2-3, you will research this information to answer questions and to take notes. You will be using the data to prepare a presentation on Day of the Dead and to create an authentic altar (ofrenda).

The Process:

At the computer:

Read all directions before you click.

Activity One (See teacher's note #1)

Activity Two

Activity Three

Activity Four

  1. How does the photograph make you feel?
  2. What are some of the objects you see in the pictures?
  3. What do you like or dislike about the photograph? Be specific.

Be sure to write the name of the photograph on your paper. This is located at the bottom left hand corner of the photo.

Activity Five

Activity Six

In the classroom:

Activity One

You should include information on the following topics:

  1. Activities
  2. History
  3. Food
  4. Artists
  5. Altars

Activity Two


Day of the Dead Quest Sheets: View and Print before beginning your webquest.

Paper and Materials needed for timeline, presentation, and altar.


Student's work will be evaluated on the following areas:

Using the following criteria:



After completing the Quest sheets, listening to the presentations and altar descriptions, and viewing drawings and photographs, you should have a better understanding of Day of the Dead and everything that is involved with this holiday.

Day of the Dead Webquest was designed and researched by Melanie Stella, a Spanish Teacher at Welborn Middle School (Guilford County), High Point, NC

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