Bienvinidos a Mexico

Welcome to Mexico

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Student Passports (Stamped-Mexico)
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Just an Amazing Art Teacher and her Mariache 💃🏽🇲🇽
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Hola Estudiantes y bienvinidos a Mexico 
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Sombrero Making 
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Me as Frida Kahlo

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My students visit Mexico twice a year in October for “El Dia de los Muertos” and again in May for “Cinco de Mayo”.

So Lucky 🍀 of course they need their passports. (Which I created for them for my “Art around the World” unit.

In May students learn that Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).  I explain that in Mexico 🇲🇽 it’s a minor holiday but in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

In addition students make sombreros, Papel  picado, and learn about one of my favorite Artist Frida Kahlo and yes I dress up like her. My students love all my costumes and I love giving them life long experiences. I also give them information about Diego Rivera. Students create self-portraits inspired my Frida as well as a collaborative mural inspired by Diego. 👩🏽‍🎨❤️🇲🇽🎨

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