Educational Resources

Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage

The celebration of The Day of the Dead is an energizing tradition. Did you know originally this celebration lasted an entire month? Of course, this celebration was within the tradition of the Aztec people, before the arrival of the Spanish to the American continent. Mesoamerican cultures, like the Aztecs and the Mayans, saw Life and Death as the two sides of the same coin, so they celebrated people who had died just the year before.

The Wichita Dome – Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Celebrating is an opportunity to get students thinking about the diversity of Native American Cultures. It’s also an opportunity to help young people understand the concept of cultural sensitivity.

We are grateful to the Wichita Nation who provides insight into the contemporary and historical life of the Wichita and Associated Tribes on their website: www.wichitatribe.com

 

Sample Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan 1   Lesson Plan 2  Lesson Plan 3