In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month which lasts from 9/15 through 10/15, our fabulous art teacher, Mrs. Kearns, is teaching one of her favorite lessons about Dia de Los Muertos. This holiday, which is celebrated mostly in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd, is similar to a family reunion and helps families honor their ancestors. Dia de Los Muertos or in English, Day of the Dead, is a joyful time that helps people remember the deceased and celebrate their memory.
Mrs. Kearns enjoys teaching this lesson because it inspires us to think more deeply about the cycle of life and how to leave a positive, meaningful legacy. Students will also learn more about the customs and traditions of Mexico. Another way students can look further into Dia de Los Muertos is through the animated film “Coco”.
Growing up, Mrs. Kearns grew up living in countries such as Iran, Chile and Mexico where she learned about art, language and the history of each of these countries. Studying the art, holiday and traditions of different countries helps our HAWKS appreciate the diversity of the world we live in as well as different points of view.