The relationship between the great Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera has been celebrated through film, documentary, letters, biography, poetry and fiction. This lesson includes a passage by contemporary novelist Kate Braverman who uses Frida Kahlo’s voice as she is looking back at her life from her deathbed. The lessons in this min-unit employ a writing prompt applicable to AP English Literature or Language, Pre-AP English or even a class studying art. The students will write on the importance of legacy.
The resource includes author-made video clips with captions and commentary, links to movie clips to the film "Frida," with instruction on how to apply these to the passage. Scored student samples with commentary from an experienced AP reader are included as well as a quiz designed to teach students to recognize particular rhetorical strategies in a text.
Tags: art, Mexico, World Literature, World History, writing, argument