Pupils investigate the culture of Cuba as sung through the music. They listen to the music in order to create a context for class discussion about hispanic popular culture and its influences.
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The Life and Music of Celia Cruz
Young scholars create a set and design a costume for a musical performance. In this Life of Celia Cruz lesson, students study biographical facts about Celia Cruz on the exhibition web site. Then young scholars share their creations with...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Influence of Musical Folk Traditions in the Poetry of Langston Hughes and Nicolás Guillén
Students listen and explore how African-American culture relates to learning Spanish as a foreign language. Poetry, music, and history are utilized while learning about Langston Hughes and Nicolas Guillen.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Guantanamera: A Poem and a Song
High schoolers compare revolutionary actions of Jose Marti and Pete Seeger. For this Cuban folk song lesson, students listen to the song "Guantanamera" and discuss the content. High schoolers read articles on the poet and the songwriter...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts