At Goshen Middle School, students have spent weeks preparing for the upcoming celebration. On the final day, November 2, they will open the doors to other students, teachers, and the public. What they have learned about Hispanic culture and history will be shown through cultural exhibits, music, and food.
According to English teacher Jared Leaman the project is the result of a collaboration between three department teachers. He has teamed up with two social studies teachers, Krista Troyer and Christa Kauffman.
Much of what the students have learned will be presented on ofrendas, Dia de los Muertos altars which honor someone who has passed on to the realm of the spirit.
“The main part of this year’s project is using an ofrenda to be a visual biography. Students are researching and studying about a Hispanic figure who has made a positive impact on the world,” said Leaman.
Some of the ofrendas were accepted to be part of a Dia de los Muertos exhibit at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Arts and Culture.