TAG: Jose Inez Herrera

Persuasive Exaggeration
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Persuasive Exaggeration

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will observe the image of the Death Cart, paying particular attention to the artist’s use of exaggerated features. Students will take cues from the artist and write a persuasive letter using exaggeration or hyperbole to make a point.

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If…Then…Ideas for History
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If…Then…Ideas for History

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Presented with two different objects, the Altar Screen and Death Cart, students will develop hypotheses about the pieces. They will then compare their hypotheses with the factual information.

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Same Inspiration, Different Story
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Same Inspiration, Different Story

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will learn about key elements in a story and use their powers of observation and imagination to write a story inspired by the Death Cart.

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Processions, Parades, and Cultural Celebrations
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Processions, Parades, and Cultural Celebrations

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will critically examine and discuss the Death Cart, then compare and contrast ways various cultures use objects of art in processions, parades, and cultural celebrations.

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