Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, The Blue House on Londress Street and Chapter 2, Childhood in Coyoacan)
Chapter 1, The Blue House on Londress Street and Chapter 2, Childhood in Coyoacan
The beginning of Frida Kahlo's life is explored in the first chapter of the novel. The author gives a lot of information about Frida's family and upbringing. The purpose of this lesson is to explore Frida's childhood and analysis major events that affected her life.
1) Round-robin Class Discussion: Have the students put their desks in a big circle, each student in turn shares something about the topic.
Questions to ask:
• Who were Frida's parents and how did they meet?
• How did Frida get into painting?
• What type of upbringing did Frida have?
• What kind of child was Frida?
• How close was Frida to her parents?
2) Class Activity: In groups, students will write a profile of Frida. Gathering information about her, evaluating and synthesizing the information, and creating a written impression of her. The...
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