Frida Kahlo: A Woman Situated between Two Worlds

The Big Idea:

How is love of one's country expressed through art?

Activity overview

Frida Kahlo had a deep and abiding love for her country, Mexico. This love was expressed through her art. In this activity you will create a podcast that reflects how Kahlo expressed her feelings for her country through her work.

Look closely

Explore the works of Olafur Eliasson online. Click on the artist button at right to view detailed screens about Kahlo's works. Be sure to click on all images, view all videos, read all documents, and look closely at the works of art.

In this activity you will:

  1. brainstorm how love for one's country is expressed
  2. explore Kahlo's experiences in the United States
  3. analyze how Kahlo's love of her country is evident in her work
  4. research Kahlo's legacy and impact on current day culture
  5. write a script for a podcast highlighting Kahlo's love for her country
  6. present your podcast to an audience
  7. reflect on your learning

You will be graded on:

  1. contribution to class discussion
  2. research on Kahlo's experiences and legacy
  3. analysis of Kahlo's art
  4. quality of podcast script
  5. quality of podcast presentation
  6. reflections about what you've learned