Frida Kahlo is a famous 20th century artist from Mexico; she was a strong woman who painted many self-portraits to express herself and represent the world around her. She painted many of her pets in her self-portraits, including monkeys! Frida Kahlo also married muralist Diego Rivera and spent some time in the United States.
This PowerPoint presentation is geared towards upper elementary/early middle school students. The first 32 slides include biographical information about Frida Kahlo’s life and how she overcame challenges and obstacles to become a great artist. There are several checkpoints included, which help students interact with lecture and retain information. The remaining 8 slides show drawings created by 5th grade students who were inspired by Los Fridos. Their self-portraits include animals. There are lecture notes on many of the slides to give the instructor more information.
Use this lecture on its own as an art history lesson in an elementary art classroom or as a springboard for a unit on self-portraits or Mexican art. It could also be used in a Spanish class as a cultural lesson.
This work by Klaire Pearson
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