World Lit: Frida Kahlo Poster Work Day


  • ELAGSE9-10RL7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums (e.g., Auden’s poem “Musée de Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus), including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10SL4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RL9 Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare). Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can create a graphic representation of my cultural identity and present it to my classmates.

Opening Session
PBS America – Frida Kahlo

Work Session
You’ll have all day to work on your Frida Kahlo poster. Here’s the prompt again:

  • Create a poster inspired by Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States. You may follow the painting’s format as closely as you wish (by putting yourself in the middle and surrounding yourself with objects related to your culture) or not at all. Your poster should be on standard 8.5×11 printer paper, in color (or shaded black and white, like a charcoal or pencil sketch). You will present your poster to your peers in a gallery-walk format using a notecard for reference.

Closing Session
Write a paragraph (or bullet points) on a notecard describing the various elements of your poster and how they relate to your cultural identity.

Summative (poster)

Process (scaffolding), learning style (visual)

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