This Women's International Day celebrate the Symbol of Mexican Feminism Frida Kahlo in your classroom. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican Painter who was a symbolist concerned more in portraying her inner experiences. Her magical realism was highlighted by the flattened perspective, clearly outlined characters and bright colors used in her numerous self portraits. She described her paintings as " I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality." The reality of a mestizo woman, proud of her Aztec and Mesoamerican origins. An iconic 20th century Mexican Woman.
The lesson contains
1- Vocabulary page- 12 body parts and a word bank
2- Label "Frida Kahlo" - Ask students to "cortar", "pegar" y" escribir las partes del cuerpo" in their interactive Notebook. Please highlight the word "ceja" -feature prominent in her self portraits of the unified black eyebrow. The red lips, the butterflies, braided hair and roses prominent symbols of her independent nature..
3-DOUBLE PUZZLE- This puzzle could be a great way to close the class by challenging students to complete the DOUBLE Puzzle without looking at their vocabulary worksheets. Great way to teach students to do their own self assessments. The SOLUTION : "pies para que los quiero si tengo alas pa'volar" Great quote to inspire .
4- WORD SEARCH- Students love word searches. It is an amazing tool to reinforce spelling and word recognition. Make it a game. Have students paired in teams and can practice the vocabulary words and increase word recognition. This word search is related to Frida's Life . She was born from a PADRE ALEMÁN and a MADRE MEJICANA. Lived in a CASA AZUL in COYOACÁN. Some of her famous pets were featured in some of her self-portraits (LORO BONITO, The hairless dogs XOLOITZCUINTLI- SEÑOR XÓLOTL, CIERVO GRANIZO and MONO ARAÑAS -FULANG CHANG y CAIMITO DE GUAYABAL)... The Word Search should be fun and teach students interesting facts of her life.
1-": El Cuerpo Proyecto" - You will find this 20 page amazing interactive lesson which will allow your students to combine body parts vocabulary with physical traits. They will describe themselves and others becoming lifelong learners
Bonus Game- Ask students to bring pictures. Collect the pictures and have a FUN lesson playing Adivina Adivinador_ Guess who? Describing students only in Spanish and having everyone look around naming the person being described.
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