Strough Breakout Box Activity

Strough Breakout Box Activity
Posted on 11/05/2019
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Strough librarian, Kathryn Deming and Spanish teacher, Rachel Reed teamed up to bring a fun lesson to students on Friday, November 1st. The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) lockout box activity gave students in Deming’s 7th grade the opportunity to work together to solve a problem. Each team was given a box with a different type of lock on it with the goal of figuring out clues that had to do with the Day of the Dead and vocabulary lessons. They also found items on the Día de los Muertos table as clues to take back to their table to unlock the box. Inside the box were prizes (pencils and candy) for each student “The lesson gave the class a chance to work in random groups, to get out of their comfort zone and work together to solve a problem,” said Deming.


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Celebrating The Day of the Dead has a long history in Mexican Tradition. The Day of the dead is celebrated on November 2nd.  Sometimes one hears reference to “the days of the Dead” which refers to the Days of October 31 - November 2.  October 31 is Halloween or All Hallows eve. November 1 is “el Dia de los innnocentes” or the day of the children and All Saints Day. November second is All Souls Day or the Day of the Dead.


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