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Decoding The Food And Drink On A Day Of The Dead Altar

Decoding The Food And Drink On A Day Of The Dead Altar | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"The Mexican tradition celebrates the dead and welcomes their return to the land of the living once a year. Enticing them to make the trip is where the food, drink and musical offerings come in."


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Joshua Mason's curator insight, February 4, 7:36 PM

Dias de los Muertos is one of my favourite holidays I don't celebrate. Ever since high school Spanish class, I've been fascinated with the tradition. On my trip to Arizona in the summer of 2013, I picked up a skeleton mariachi band display to place on my nightstand. (Which the TSA was most interested in as it was wrapped tightly in tons of newspapers.) One of the things that struck me about the holiday was the celebration of death and the acceptance of mortality. I was first shocked at the idea that this was a time to flock to your relatives' tombstones and have dinner at them and party in a cemetery but the more I thought about it, it made sense. Death is something that happens to everyone and accepting and celebrating the life of the person makes more sense than grieving them. 

Rachel Phillips's curator insight, February 12, 6:39 PM

I've always been really interested in the Day of the Dead, and this article actually taught me a lot.  I always knew the general meaning of the day, and what they had and did, because I learned about it throughout high school in my Spanish classes, but this article shed some new light.  I never knew what exactly each element stood for, and now it's even more interesting to me.  I never would have guessed that there was Catholic influence, and that it is still incorporated today.  I think this is a beautiful ceremony, and a fantastic way to honor loved ones who have passed, and it certainly seems better than spending three hours at a funeral crying.  Their lives should be celebrated, and made out to be something happy and beautiful, instead of dark and depressing.

Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, March 1, 10:17 PM

This is such a neat tradition.  I love all the vibrant colors and the fact that its a joyous celebration instead of mourning which is traditional in the US.  There is even an animated movie that was just released called Book of the Dead.  Its only taken decades for movie giants to release animated films that reflect the population of the US.  I can remember when Pocahontas was released then Mulan.  

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Digital Literacy Coaching in the Mobile Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Outreach

Digital Literacy Coaching in the Mobile Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Outreach | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

In this age of the ubiquitous mobile device, information and digital literacy skills remain as essential as they have always been for critical thinking. However, in mobile spaces, it is often difficult for librarians and other information professionals to create pathways for the acquisition of these skills. It can be especially challenging in this environment to construct training spaces for outreach populations. Even so, the mobile environment can be as exciting as it is taxing. This presentation explores some of those challenges and suggests opportunities for outreach coaching.


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