Mexican Art and History

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Check out these helpful links and books to learn more about Mexican history and art:

CURRICULA FOR TEACHERS

Exploring Photographs, from the J. Paul Getty Museum (G6-12)

Art of the Revolution, Kennedy Center (G9-12)

Kennedy Center guide for teaching corridos of the Mexican Revolution (G9-12)

Mexico, history, art, culture (in Spanish)

Teaching about the Mexican Revolution

Mexican Revolution and Beyond

MEXICAN HISTORY | GENERAL

Mexican history with videos

History Channel videos on Mexico

Mexican history, via Mexican Department of Education (in Spanish)

National Endowment for the Humanities Mexico resources

Alan Riding, Distant Neighbors (Vintage, 1989)

http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-distant-neighbors/

Enrique Krause, Mexico: An Biography of Power (Harper Perennial, 1998)

Enrique Krause, Biographía de poder (Tusquets, 2002) 

HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

Oral histories of the Mexican Revolution

Books on the Revolution

Teaching about the Mexican Revolution

Mexican Revolution and Beyond

DANCES OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

Las Adelitas, Ballet Folklórico Amalia Hernández

Jesusita en Chihuahua, Ballet Folklórico Amalia Hernández (allegedly Pancho Villa’s favorite)

Jesusita en Chihuahua

SONGS OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

Corridos of the Revolution with lyrics in Spanish and English and videos

Casasola and Corridos: Podcast from the exhibit and the University of Arizona

Kennedy Center guide for teaching corridos of the Mexican Revolution (G9-12)

La Muerte de Zapata info (with lyrics in Spanish)

La Muerte de Zapata video

The Persecution of Villa

La Silla Presidencial

A play segment about the Silla Presidencial

Lyrics in Spanish of numerous corridos

FILMS ABOUT THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

Memorias de un Mexicano.This documentary of the 1910-20 Mexican Revolution contains rare footage of actual battles and explores women’s roles in the struggle. Directors Carmen Toscano and Salvador Toscano. Starring Manuel Bernal. In Spanish. Not rated.

The Revolution Trilogy, directed by Fernando de Fuentes:

Vamos con Pancho Villa (Let’s Go With Pancho Villa)

El Compadre Mendoza El Prisionero 13 (Prisioner 13)

El General, about Plutarco Calles

Old Gringo, based on a novel by Carlos Fuentes, and starring Gregory Peck, Jane Fonda, and Jimmy Smits. About Ambrose Bierce, U.S. author who went to Mexico to see the Revolution and disappeared.

Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, starring Antonio Banderas as Pancho Villa. This film shows how Pancho Villa signed a contract with a U.S. movie production company, Mutual Film Company, to make a film about his life, and how he staged battles to correspond with the filming.

Like Water for Chocolate: Set on the U.S.-Mexico border during the Revolution. Based on a novel by Laura Esquivel.

Jesusita en Chihuahua, with Pedro Infante

VISUAL ART OF THE REVOLUTION

Art of the Revolution

Art of the Revolution, Kennedy Center (G9-12)

LITERATURE REGARDING THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

Mariano Azuela, Los de Abajo (The Underdogs)

MORMON COLONIES IN MEXICO

Mormon Colonies in Mexico

http://dnn.epcc.edu/nwlibrary/borderlands/19_mormons.htm

http://www.thelandofrefuge.com/

MORMONS AND THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

Mormons and the Mexican Revolution

U.S. CITIZENS IN THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

John Reed (journalist)

Ambrose Bierce (novelist, disappeared in Mexico during the Revolution)

BASIC LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

PBS, When Worlds Collide  

MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHY

The Wittliff Collections

Tina Modotti 

DANCES OF MEXICO

http://www.houstonculture.org/mexico/ballet.html

http://www.worldartswest.org/main/location.asp?i=25

Oaxaca

Los Voladores

http://www.trovadores-yucatecos.com/Vaquerias.html

 

 

FRIDA KAHLO

Resources/Curriculum  (Para español, vea abajo)

TEACHERS’ GUIDES

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (note: please preview for suitability for your students/kids)

Produced by PBS

http://www.pbs.org/weta/fridakahlo/

Teachers Guide

The Life and Times of Frida Kah

lo (note: please preview for suitability for your students/kids)

Produced by PBS

http://www.pbs.org/weta/fridakahlo/

Website includes guides for school aged students and grades 10-12

The Art of Mexico: Volume II, the Painters

Covers Spanish Colonial Art in Mexico through the 20th Century

Available on Netflix, or from publisher, http://www.kultur.com/Art-of-Mexico-Volume-2-p/d2237.htm

More Frida films: http://www.fridakahlofans.com/filmsenglish.html

BOOKS

Hayden Herrera, Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo (Harper Collins, 1983)

Salomon Grimberg, I Will Never Forget You: Frida Kahlo to Nickolas Muray (Chronicle Books, 2009)

Kurt Heinzelman, Ed., The Covarrubias Circle (University of Texas Press, 2004)

Nickolas Muray’s Collection of Twentieth-Century Mexican Ar

More Frida books: http://www.fridakahlofans.com/booksenglish.html

 

Recurso/Curriculum 

GUIA PARA PROFESORES

La vida y la época de Frida Kahlo (nota: por favor obsérvelo antes de presentarlo para evaluar si es adecuado para sus estudiantes/niños)

Producido por PBS

http://www.pbs.org/weta/fridakahlo/

Guía para profesores

La vida y la época de Frida Kahlo (nota: por favor véalo antes de presentarlo para evaluar si es adecuado para sus estudiantes/niños)

Producido por PBS

http://www.pbs.org/weta/fridakahlo/

El sitio web incluye guías para estudiantes de edad escolar y grados del 10 al 12.

El Arte de México: Volumen II, Los Pintores

Comprende el arte colonial español durante el siglo XX.

Disponible en Netflix, o del editor, http://www.kultur.com/Art-of-Mexico-Volume-2-p/d2237.htm

Más películas de Frida: http://www.fridakahlofans.com/filmsenglish.html

LIBROS

Hayden Herrera, Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo (Harper Collins, 1983)

Salomon Grimberg, I Will Never Forget You: Frida Kahlo to Nickolas Muray (Chronicle Books, 2009)

Kurt Heinzelman, Ed., The Covarrubias Circle (University of Texas Press, 2004)

Nickolas Muray’s Collection of Twentieth-Century Mexican Ar

More Frida books: http://www.fridakahlofans.com/booksenglish.html

 

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