Hispanic Artists

by Jackie McCracken
Belzer Middle School
MSD Lawrence Township

Instructional Plan Title: Student-made brochures of Hispanic Artists and artworks

Keywords: Brochure, festival, Spanish, interdisciplinary, Hispanic Artists, art

Curriculum Area: Foreign language - Spanish

Grade Level: Seventh and Eighth grade

Appropriate Group Size: Whole Class

Time Expected to Complete Instructional Plan: 5 days (which leads to a culminating project over a 3 month period)

Instructional Objectives:

  1. Discover Hispanic Artists by use of Internet Websites: Grove Dictionary of Art, AMICO database.
  2. Recognize the name of the artist and select two works of art that are of personal interest to the group (2-3) students.
  3. Create a brochure related to an Hispanic artist and two of the artworks.

Indiana State Proficiencies:

3.2     Students acquire informaiton and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that ares
          only available through the foreign language and its culture.
4.2     Students demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of
          the culture’s studies and their own.
5.1     Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.

Materials and Resources:

Corbis Images:

  1. Woman sculpture by Picasso
  2. Calla Lily Vendor by Diego Rivera
  3. Composition by Joan Miro
  4. Door in Cozumel, Mexico
  5. Mexican Posada Procession in Chicago
  6. Jaguar Masks by Sergio Dorantes
  7. Mexican & El Salvadorian Soccer by Hector Mata
  8. Julio Cesar Chavez and Oscar de la Hoya
  9. Selena Holding Grammy
  10. France - Music - Ricky Martin

Student Instructions:

Day One:

Day Two:

Day Three & Four:

Day Five:


Hispanic Artists & Art Works

Using Grove Dictionary of Art Online or Corbis Images from the IUPUI K-12 Community Project site, http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/imls/, select two works of art that you would like to contain in your brochure.

Answer the following questions.

Student Assessment:

Describe how this instructional plan could be extended or expanded:

Provide family activities if applicable:

Teacher Notes: