As our treasured museums and cultural institutions close to protect the public health the role they play in the vitality of our communities comes into sharp focus and we miss them. Please support them as you can. We look ahead to their return.
Museo Eduardo Carrillo as an online museum offers you our free, online, sharable resources to help support your children as they learn at home.
Master teacher Wendy Thompson developed the California state standards aligned “Creating Bridges: Personal Journeys into Art and Writing” for the Hablamos Juntos Project, a joint project between the Young Writers Program and Museo Eduardo Carrillo. This unit connects art appreciation, language development, cultural understanding and writing skills in an 8-10 week curricular unit using contemporary Latinx art to inspire Personal Narratives. Especially suitable for middle and high schoolers our curriculum is highly adaptable for your needs. All based on Latinx artworks, it can successfully be adapted for humanities, social studies and history curriculum as many images deal with historic themes.
HERE’S AN EXAMPLE FOR INSPIRATION!
Photograph by Lesha Marie Rodriguez
An inspired student wrote:
“This picture reminds me of my great grandmama. She is a strong Cherokee Indian Christian woman, and she spends most of her day in her room on her knees, praying for her family. She really cares for us a lot.”
“Este cuadro me recuerda a mi gran abuelita. Ella es una india cherokee fuerte y cristiana, que pasa la mayor parte del día en su habitación de rodillas, rezando por su familia. Realmente le importamos mucho.”
—Angelique Destany Montaño Lopez
Click here to hear Angelique reading her piece…
DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE CURRICULUM HERE…