A fun information gap activity that includes cultural and cross-curricular content!
Students imagine that they have been to an art museum in Madrid and want to tell their friend about a piece they saw there. They use present progressive (estar + gerund) and prepositions to describe famous works by Hispanic artists to a partner, who must attempt to recreate the painting based on their partners description. Once students have finished, they compare their masterpiece to the original work and work with their partner to theorize about the artists' inspiration.
My students also enjoyed sharing their drawings with the whole class. Some were very impressive, and others gave everyone a good giggle.
This resource includes:
- a detailed lesson plan with a step-by-step description of lesson activities, learning objectives, and ACTFL standards met by the lesson
- 8 unique Student A sheets with a prompt and helpful vocabulary
- Student B sheets with prompt and helpful vocabulary
- a powerpoint with a warm-up and closure activity and all of the featured pieces of art, including the artist and year
Featured artists: Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, El Greco, Francisco de Goya, Joaquín Sorolla, and Fernando Botero.
For a follow-up lesson that includes writing, reading, and speaking practice, check out: La inspiración de los artistas (Writing, Speaking, and Reading Practice)
For a bundled package of both lessons: Info Gap - Famous Hispanic Artists Bundle (2 Lessons)