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A&E.O lesson plan

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jose rosa (rosa.3)
Mon, 01 Dec 1997 09:49:10 -0400

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Hello, my name is Jose Rosa. I am writing a lesson on Latino art that
reflects issues of protest and persuasion and I would appreciate any
feedback on these topics. The following is a brief summary of the
lesson plan. It is intended for high school students.
Social revolution and political overthrow have been nothing new to
Latino cultures throughout the years. In many cultures, artists have
created artworks intended to bring about protest and bring attention to
ideas that can result in change. Tied throughout the artwork of protest
and persuasion are many complex issues including religion, politics,
national identity, education, history, and social class. At this point
I would want the students to think about how these issues may affect
them in their lives now. The artists I have researched so far are Diego
Rivera and Jose Guadalupe Posada. Rivera is a well known Mexican
muralist who wanted his murals to reflect the Mexican masses. He sought
to educate those who could not read visually with his murals. The key
artwork for Rivera would be "Revolt and the New Religion". Posada used
printmaking techniques to depict images of death and the campesinos, or
farm workers. Posada worked during the time of the Mexican Revolution.
His key artwork would be "Calavera Revolucionaria". With this and more
historical information students wuld be expected to identify protest and
persuasion as subject matter in artwork, organize ideas about meaning
and better understand the historical/social context of the murals,
posters, etc.
For a studio activity a demonstration on mural painting or printmaking
would be done followed by a discussion on examples of protest/persuasion
in our lives today, and for them to create themes of protest and
persuasion that they are willing to convert into an artpiece using what
they have learned from the lesson.

--This is a very rough draft, and more information needs to be
incorporated, but any feedback would help. Thank you.

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