The French-born artist Jean Charlot spent his early career during the 1920s in Mexico City.
Grade Range: 4-8
Resource Type(s): Reviewed Websites, Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 60 minutes
Date Posted: 10/11/2016
Student activity collection analyzing the work of two very different Mexican American artists, identifying aspects of culture and exploring expressions about Latino experiences in art. Included in this collection, are five paintings highlighting Latino families, paired with observation and analysis questions and interviews with the artists, Carmen Lomas Garza and Jesse Treviño, as well as podcast analyses of the paintings from the museum's director. As a supplement, students could read a book by Garza depicting her childhood memories of growing up in a traditional Mexican American community, or lead a discussion comparing this artwork with other images of families found in the Smithsonian collections.
Standards in History (Grades K-4)
1A: The student understands family life now and in the recent past; family life in various places long ago.
1B: The student understands the different ways people of diverse racial, religious, and ethnic groups, and of various national origins have transmitted their beliefs and values.