Celebrate The Day of the Dead with 20 Fun Projects! The growing popularity of Dia de los Muertos--The Day of the Dead--can be seen in the increased number of festivals, music concerts, art fairs, altar nights, arts-and-crafts events, costume contests, and candlelit processions (including the famed one held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery). Now you can bring the essence of Mexico's beloved traditions to your own themed party with this evocative guide that includes 20 practical projects. Learn the origins and rituals of this special festival and how to: Create a respectful and beautiful decorated altar with projects for Flor de Muerto (marigold paper pom-poms), Calavaras (sugar skulls), Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead), Mezcal shooters, and more Find inspiration in traditional Mexicana Art and Artisania to create projects such as Papel picado (cut-tissue paper decorations), fairy light embellishments, embroidered napkins, and more Explore the spectacular look of La Catrina (Mexico's skeleton lady) with ideas for women's and men's costumes and instructions for facial art designs, a floral headdress, felt hat, and more You'll also discover other ideas for events with a Day of the Dead theme, including poetry readings, music, and dancing. Features a directory of Day of the Dead festivals and parades.
The Day of the Dead (or Dia de los muertos) is a special Mexican holiday that honors loved ones who have passed away. Readers will learn about how people celebrate the holiday with the creation of altars and traditional foods. Complete with simple text and colorful photographs. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Junior is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
This comprehensive title is among the first to extensively use newly released 2010 U.S. Census data to examine multiculturalism today and tomorrow in America. This distinction is important considering the following NPR report by Eyder Peralta: "Based on the first national numbers released by the Census Bureau, the AP reports that minorities account for 90 percent of the total U.S. growth since 2000, due to immigration and higher birth rates for Latinos." According to John Logan, a Brown University sociologist who has analyzed most of the census figures, "The futures of most metropolitan areas in the country are contingent on how attractive they are to Hispanic and Asian populations." Both non-Hispanic whites and blacks are getting older as a group. "These groups are tending to fade out," he added. Another demographer, William H. Frey with the Brookings Institution, told The Washington Post that this has been a pivotal decade. "We're pivoting from a white-black-dominated American population to one that is multiracial and multicultural."Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia explores this pivotal moment and its ramifications with more than 900 signed entries not just providing a compilation of specific ethnic groups and their histories but also covering the full spectrum of issues flowing from the increasingly multicultural canvas that is America today. Pedagogical elements include an introduction, a thematic reader's guide, a chronology of multicultural milestones, a glossary, a resource guide to key books, journals, and Internet sites, and an appendix of 2010 U.S. Census Data. Finally, the electronic version will be the only reference work on this topic to augment written entries with multimedia for today's students, with 100 videos (with transcripts) from Getty Images and Video Vault, the Agence France Press, and Sky News, as reviewed by the media librarian of the Rutgers University Libraries, working in concert with the title's editors.
This affectionate picture book reveals Rosita's sense of loss when her grandmother dies and how the family works together on the Day of the Dead to restore the healing power of remembrance. Full color.
Del 31 de octubre al 2 de noviembre la gente en M xico celebran el festival del D a de los Muertos. Este fotodocumental sigue Pablo y su familia mientras se preparan para honrar la memoria de la abuela de Pablo.
The Day of the Dead is the most important annual celebration in Oaxaca, Mexico. Skillfully combining textual information and photographic imagery, this book begins with a discussion of the people of Oaxaca, their way of life, and their way of looking at the world. It then takes the reader through the celebration from the preparations that can begin months in advance through to the private gatherings in homes and finally to the cemetery where the villagers celebrate together -- both the living and the dead. The voices in the book are of those people who have participated in the Day of the Dead for as long as they can remember. There are no ghosts here. Only the souls of loved ones who have gone to the Village of the Dead and who are allowed to return once a year to be with their family. Very readable and beautifully illustrated, this book provides an extensive discussion of the people of Oaxaca, their way of life and their beliefs, which make the Day of the Dead logical and easily comprehensible.