Friday, March 13, 2015

Women's History Month: Frida Kahlo

It's Women's History Month!

Why not do some lessons on Frida Kahlo?

Frida was a Mexican painter known for her surreal paintings and self-portraits. One book that I found to be an amazing teaching support is Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales.  This book is a 2015 Caldecott Honor book and Yuyi Morales won a 2015 Pura Belpre (Illustrator) award.

Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales

Viva Frida is a beautiful picture book by Yuyi Morales.  Very bright, simple text to describe her life.

At the end, it shows her painting.  I like that the book isn't ALL about the painting.  It shows different aspects of her personality.

The art is amazing.  Appropriate for k-5th grades. Enjoy!  If you'd like to do some lessons, I created a Frida Kahlo Emergency Sub Plan or mini-unit on TPT for $3. This sub pack is for those days when you can’t help being absent or you can use it as a mini-unit. It has 16 pages.  Enjoy!

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