This lesson features the painting "Dream of a Sunday Afternoon at Alameda Park" by Diego Rivera. Although it was originally designed as a sub plan, it can also be made part of any cultural unit you may be doing on art, Mexico, or the indigenous people of Mexico.
This culture lesson is ready to print & go, requires no technology, would not require a sub to produce any Spanish, and can be differentiated for any level of Spanish class.
Students will work step by step to interpret the art through a series of brainstorming, sorting and categorizing activities. Once they have recorded their own interpretation of the art, they will read a short excerpt that relates the piece of art to the actual events and political motivations surrounding the bombing of Guernica.
This lesson is fully aligned with the ACTFL cultural competencies for foreign language learners and also can be used to address several of the culture themes found on the AP Spanish test.
If you are interested in more lessons that incorporate famous works of art from Spain and Latin America, they can be purchased at a discount as part of the following resource:
Spanish Sub Plans: Famous Works of Art