ERIC Number: ED438233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Converging Cultures: A Fusion of Spanish and Indigenous Artistic Traditions. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad, 1999 (Mexico).
A rich artistic tradition developed in Mexico hundreds of years prior to the arrival of the Spanish. The indigenous people of Mexico created beautiful works of art that reflected their religious beliefs. Then the Spanish Conquest and colonization during the 1500s introduced Spanish beliefs and traditions to the region. This curriculum unit explores the new artistic traditions that evolved with the convergence of cultures as reflected in art, architecture, music, cuisine, and many aspects of daily "Mestizo" life today. The lessons can be taught as a single unit, or sections can be used when teaching the history of Mexico in a chronological manner. Lessons in the unit rely on the use of photographs and postcards that have been made into color overhead transparencies, as well as slides. The unit lists four goals for students to achieve and suggests class activities and the format for questioning students about the material can vary from day to day. Geared for students in grades 9 or 10, the unit begins with the pre-Columbian period, proceeds through the colonial period, and concludes with 20th century art. Contains extensive illustrations. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Spain