This chapter, my students are learning about Mexico. One of the topics we discuss is Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican artist. This year I did what I did last year, which was to come to class dressed up as Frida. I told my classes about “my” life and art, and I even managed to stay in character the entire class. After learning about “my” life as an artist, we painted.
In preparation for this day, I went in search of age appropriate videos or activities to share with the kids in Spanish. During my search, I came across two really great resources:
- Zamba: Excursión al Museo de Bellas Artes
- This was a cute video which nicely explains Frida in just under 4 minutes.
- La Casa de Frida
- This was a great, interactive website, in Spanish, that allows students to investigate into Frida’s house, La Casa Azul.