Curricular Goals, Standards, and Lesson Plans for Mundos de Mestizaje

K-5: SOCIAL STUDIES AND LANGUAGE ARTS

TOPIC/STRAND: History

By looking at the fresco, students will identify important people and events in order to discuss and analyze relationships, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in New Mexico, U.S. and world history in order to understand the complexity of the human experience.

Lesson/Activity H.1 (English): Modes of Transportation: Boats, Wagons, and Trains

TOPIC/STRAND: Geography

By looking at the fresco, students will identify cities, states, countries, and continents, and learn where people live, the way they live, and how societies interact with one another and their environments.

Lesson/Activity G.1 (English): Where did Foods Originate?
Lesson/Activity G.2 (English): Mapping “Place”
Plan de Lección G.2 (Español): Haciendo un mapa de “lugar”

TOPIC/STRAND: Civics and Government

By looking at the fresco, students will look for references to U.S, New Mexico and tribal documents and learn about how governments function at local, state, tribal, and national levels and the ideals, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship.

Lesson/Activity C.1 (English): Dionisio “Dennis” Chavez: First American-Born Hispanic U.S. Senator
Plan de Lección C.1 (Español): Dionisio “Dennis” Chavez: El primer senador hispano-americano

TOPIC/STRAND:  Economics

By looking at the fresco, students will look for references to basic economic principles and use economic reasoning skills to analyze the impact of economic systems.

Lesson plans coming soon!

TOPIC/STRAND: Reading

  1. By looking at the fresco, students will identify words and phrases and explore their technical, connotative, and figurative meanings and, if relevant, the texts they belong to.

Lesson/Activity R.1 (English): Language “profiles:” a timeline of language
Plan de Lección R.1 (Español): Los perfiles de idiomas: la línea de tiempo

  1. By looking at the fresco, students will discuss how images can be “read” like text and the ways in which images in art related to the written word.

Lesson plans coming soon!

TOPIC/STRAND: Writing

  1. Students will write arguments to support an analysis of substantive topics suggested by the fresco, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Lesson/Activity W.1 (English): Writing an Argument: What is Culture?
Plan de Lección W.1 (Español): Escribiendo un argumento: ¿qué es la cultura?

  1. Students will write informative/explanatory texts about the fresco to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

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  1. Students will gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources to support their arguments and informative/explanatory texts about the fresco, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

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  1. Students will write narratives and/or poetry to develop real or imagined experiences or events inspired by the fresco using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Lesson/Activity W.4 (English): Cultivating Curiosity: Exploring Mundos de Mestizaje Imagery
Plan de Lección W.4 (Español): Cultivar la curiosidad: explorando las imágenes de Mundos de Mestizaje
Lesson/Activity W.4 (English): Fresco Imagery and Haiku
Plan de Lección W.4 (Español): Las imágenes del fresco y Haiku

  1. Students will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Students will also develop and strengthen writing, as needed, by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Lesson/Activity W.5 (English): Mythology in Mundos de Mestizaje
Plan de Lección W.5 (Español): Los mitos en Mundos de Mestizaje

  1. Students will be encouraged to use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

Lesson plans coming soon!

  1. Students will conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Lesson plans coming soon!

  1. Students will undertake fresco-related writing projects routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences. 

Lesson plans coming soon!


6-12: SOCIAL STUDIES AND LANGUAGE ARTS

TOPIC/STRAND: History

By looking at the fresco, students will identify important people and events in order to discuss and analyze relationships, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in New Mexico, U.S. and world history in order to understand the complexity of the human experience.

Lesson/Activity 2H.3 (English): Women of the Fresco: Writing Women’s Lives
Plan de Lección 2H.3 (Español): Las mujeres del fresco: Escribir las vidas de las mujeres

TOPIC/STRAND: Geography

By looking at the fresco, students will identify cities, states, countries, and continents, and learn where people live, the way they live, and how societies interact with one another and their environments.

Lesson plans coming soon!

TOPIC/STRAND: Civics and Government

By looking at the fresco, students will look for references to U.S, New Mexico and tribal documents and learn about how governments function at local, state, tribal, and national levels and the ideals, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship.

Lesson plans coming soon!

TOPIC/STRAND:  Economics

By looking at the fresco, students will look for references to basic economic principles and use economic reasoning skills to analyze the impact of economic systems.

Lesson plans coming soon!

TOPIC/STRAND: Reading

  1. Students will identify text in the fresco and read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it.

Lesson/Activity 2R.1 (English): Language “profiles:” a timeline of language
Plan de Lección 2R.1 (Español): Los perfiles de idiomas: la línea de tiempo

  1. Students will interpret words and phrases in the fresco, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyzing how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

Lesson/Activity 2R.2 (English): Found Poetry: Exploring Words and Phrases in the Fresco
Plan de Lección 2R.2 (Español): La poesía encontrada: explorar las palabras y las frases en el fresco

  1. By looking at the fresco, students will discuss how images can be “read” like text and the ways in which images in art related to the written word.

Lesson plans coming soon!

  1. Students will compare and contrast texts in the fresco that address similar themes or topics in order to discuss complex relationships between ideas, concepts, beliefs and ideals. 

Lesson/Activity 2R.4 (English): Language in New Mexico: Loss and Preservation
Plan de Lección 2R.4 (Español): Idiomas en Nuevo México: pérdida y preservación

TOPIC/STRAND: Writing

  1. Students will write arguments inspired by the fresco to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Lesson plans coming soon!

  1. Students will write informative/explanatory texts inspired by the fresco to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

Lesson plans coming soon!

  1. Students will draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research in their arguments or informative/explanatory texts. They will also gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Lesson/Activity 2W.3 (English): La Malinche, traitor or heroine?
Plan de Lección 2W.3 (Español): La Malinche, ¿traidora o heroína?

  1. Students will write narratives inspired by the fresco to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. 

Lesson/Activity 2W.4: Identity Mapping
Lesson/Activity 2W.4a (English): Perspective (1) and Ekphrasis
Plan de Lección 2W.4a (Español): La perspectiva (1) y la écfrasis
Lesson/Activity 2W.4b (English): Perspective (2) and Dialogue
Plan de Lección 2W.4b (Español): La perspectiva (2) y el diálogo
Lesson/Activity 2W.4c (English): Women of the Fresco: Writing Women’s Lives
Plan de Lección 2W.4c (Español): Las mujeres del fresco: Escribir las vidas de las mujeres

  1. Students will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. They will develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Lesson plans coming soon!

  1. Students will be encouraged to use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

Lesson plans coming soon!

  1. Students will conduct short as well as more sustained research projects about the fresco based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Lesson/Activity 2W.7 (English): Values: Aspirations and Personifications
Plan de Lección 2W.7 (Español): Los valores: las aspiraciones y las personificaciones

  1. Students will undertake fresco-related writing projects routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Lesson/Activity 2W.8 (English): A Study of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Community and Creative Perspectives
Plan de Lección 2W.8s (Español): Un estudio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe: Perspectivas comunitarias y creativas