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Frida Kahlo: A Tech Infused Lesson for Big Kids

A tech infused lesson for big kids about Frida Kahlo

If you are looking for an enrichment activity for Women's History month, check out this ready-to-go virtual field trip! Let your students lead their own learning as they explore the life, accomplishments, and contributions of Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. In this digital activity, students take a virtual field trip to La Casa Azul--the home and studio of Frida Kahlo.

Virtual Field Trip:

This digital activity is aligned to the National Core Art Standards and could easily crosswalk to many different learning standards. This trip uses a combination of reading informational text, 360° Google Earth™ technology, video, visuals, and more.

Everything is set up in Google Slides with clickable links to make this activity simple and streamlined. Plus, it's low prep and could make great sub plans too!

Ways to use this virtual field trip:

:: Extension Activity

:: Early Finishers

:: Station Work

:: Assign as an Independent Activity

:: Complete Whole Group (display on large screen)

:: Sub Plans

A digital lesson about Frida Kahlo for Big Kids

Who was Frida Kahlo?

Frida Kahlo is a celebrated Mexican artist who is known for her self-portraits, her attention to Mexican indigenous culture, and her use of vibrant colors to express pain and passion. Her home, La Casa Azul (the Blue House) is now a museum with her personal belongings and paintings on display.

Here's the breakdown of what this VFT covers:

:: Who was Frida Kahlo?

:: geographic location of Mexico City

:: self-taught artist

:: personal life

:: self-portraits

:: tour of La Casa Azul (Frida Kahlo Museum)

:: in her words

:: life celebrated

This activity is versatile as it's suitable for both asynchronous or synchronous learning. Conduct as a teacher-led activity or share with students through Google Classroom (or other LMS) as an independent assignment.

Simple is key! Student directions are found within the lesson, and direct links are included to specific Google Earth™ locations and videos. All work is completed digitally.

A virtual field trip to La Casa Azul

This virtual field trip is structured. This means that the informational text and links are meaningful and are meant to lead students to think critically as they respond to the questions throughout the virtual field trip. This is also a great way to keep students accountable as they learn and explore.

All response questions are editable, so you can tailor them to your class needs. Students complete this activity in edit mode of Google Slides. Everything is set up and ready to go to save your prep time!

This is a perfect activity for Women's History Month or National Hispanic Heritage Month, but it is also a great lesson any time of year.

Or buy it on my website here: Frida Kahlo: La Casa Azul Virtual Field Trip


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