This lesson features the painting "Guerrilla de Eliseo Velasquez" by Fernando Botero. 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, Colombia, or guerrilla groups.
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.
This lesson walks students through the interpretation of "Guerrilla de Eliseo Velasquez" by Fernando Botero.
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 a recent attack in Colombia orchestrated by guerrilla groups.
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