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Middle School Spanish & Arts Integration

A sample unit plan for incorporating arts in the Spanish classroom.

Unit Overview

In this unit, 8th grade students in advanced Spanish elective classes examined the concept of “coming of age” as they prepared for their transition from middle school students to high school students. Students connected art with Spanish vocabulary skills by thinking about their own traditions, qualities and social influences. Students created their own “coming of age” bundles inspired by Incan mummy bundles. Traditional Incan craft practices and contemporary Peruvian artists contextualized our artmaking. Bundles included a clay tile, a felted symbol, a printmaking plate, and the woven bundle itself. Each item represents something the student will take with them as they come of age.

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