These lessons introduce the giant kites of Guatemala, an element of Day of the Dead observances in two highland villages north of Antigua, Guatemala. Students will learn about the cultural significance of this Mayan tradition and can make a children’s version of the kite (requires purchase of a kite kit). Additionally, students can learn about: visual arts elements and principles (shape, rhythm & color, radial balance); Spanish language vocabulary and grammar; interpreting explicit and implicit cultural messages.

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