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el Día de los Muertos

el Día de los Muertos

Mixed Reality Poster Presentation at D2L

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Global Education Conference 2010

Conference Elluminate Recording

Global, Local and Virtual: Understanding Tradition and Culture

Dr. Cherry Emerson, Kae Novak and Rurik Nackerud

Emphasizing 21st century skills, this project examines permeable national borders and global awareness of cultural migration. This allowed the students of an Introduction to Chicano Studies at a community college in the United States the opportunity to explore el Día de los Muertos holiday, tradition, and culture using a curriculum incorporating local, global, and digital forums. Utilizing mixed reality, students created a Día de los Muertos altar for a real museum. Then the students helped design a traditional Mexican cemetery and learning exercises within Second Life. They analyzed and developed methods of introduction for other students to experience this cultural holiday and its importation to the United States by emmigrating Mexicanos. The reality-based altar’s display is temporary yet the virtual creation continues as a tool for Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, and other courses. This activity reaches both local and global communities through virtual and reality based presentation and content.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 – 11 am MST/10 am PST and 6pm GMT

Intro to el Día de los Muertos


PowerPoint Presentation

First Assessment or CAT ( classroom assessment technique) – “Write down 5 things you know about Día de losMuertos.”


Wordle: Dia de los Muertos CATS

Cemetery video

Mission church video

Second Life Area (still work in progress)

Conference hashtag: #globaled10