Explore lessons drawing upon themes from current and past major exhibitions. These suggested activities can be used to support distance and classroom learning, or supplement a museum visit.

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El Días de los Muertos Curriculum

The Oakland Museum of California has been presenting Días de los Muertos events and special exhibitions since 1994, bringing family and community together for purposes of healing. An annual community celebration is held in the Museum gardens. The accompanying Days of the Dead curriculum has become a useful resource for teachers, students, educators, and cultural workers from all over the state. These Days of the Dead curriculum materials offer teachers and students an opportunity to experience a living and evolving cultural tradition. The materials provide resources for integrating lessons related to history, culture, and art. These lessons can extend learning at home as students and parents apply them to learning about their own family history and the legacies they have inherited.

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