Check out this free site to work with mind maps (like the ones we’ve built in class):



organization help

These articles are aimed at parents in terms of helping kids get organized and do better in school, but at high school students’ ages, there’s still plenty to glean from these sites and their ideas.  Check out:




Day of the Dead home preparations

“The Kitchn” website has a thorough post about the Dia de los Muertos ofrenda, sweet bread and decorations.  Check it out here.



Mexicans Warding off Evil?

 Jason Beaubien of NPR has a story about the Mexican people seeking charms/potions etc. to ward off evil in these difficult times (eg the drug war).  A snippet said, “At the Sonora Market in Mexico City, statues of Christian icons are displayed for sale next to Day of the Dead figures and narco-saints. Increasingly, Mexicans are turning to amulets and figurines amid the country’s brutal drug war and languishing economy.”

Check out that article here, on the Day of the Dead of all days.