Added Extra Credit Opportunity – Visit the DIA or Mexicantown for Día de los Muertos


Exciting “En El Mundo” Extra Credit Opportunity

Visit the DIA or Mexicantown and see the “Ofrendas” for

El Día de los Muertos

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To gain some extra last minute points or to get a head start on extra credit for 2nd Quarter, visit the DIA or Mexicantown during their Día de los Muertos celebration! 1st Quarter – due Monday, Nov 1 (Last day of the Quarter, no exceptions); 2nd Quarter, anytime before the next announced due date.


Every year in Mexicantown, different businesses and restaurants honor the deceased by setting out altars (ofrendas) and decorating their storefronts. The town has various times you can visit, some after school and some on the weekend until Tuesday, Nov. 5th. You can go and view the altars/offerings (ofrendas), window art, the Mexicantown Fiesta Center, and more! In order to get the extra credit, you must:


1) Take pictures of yourself next to at least 5 altars (ofrendas) and next to at least 2 pieces of window art.

2) You must list who the altars are honoring.

3) You must write 2 sentences in Spanish about each altar and window art that describes the display, your opinion about it or something you noticed or wondered about it.

4) This can go in a Word document, Powerpoint, Prezi, etc. Then, post it to your wiki page.

5) Please also bring in any other handouts/fliers that you get down there.

FOR MORE INFO: Visit Savor Southwest’s Detroit Website,, click on the “Day of the Dead” first link listed, then click on “CLICK HERE FOR THIS YEAR’S BROCHURE” to view a PDF and map of where all the ofrendas and window art will be:

The DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts):

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will exhibit 28 ofrendas created by local artists from Friday, Oct. 24, to Sunday, Nov. 2. An ofrenda (offering) is an essential part of the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) holiday, a day to remember and honor the memory of deceased loved ones.”


In order to get the extra credit, follow the directions for “Mexicantown” above, but because there is no window art, take pictures in front of at least 7 altars.

FOR MORE INFO: Visit THIS LINK to the article on the DIA website that describes all about the event.


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