Ch 8: Latin American Art & Music Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Take a look at these convenient teacher resources to plan fun and engaging Latin American art and music lessons. This useful collection of resources is designed to help you quickly create lesson plans that cover the most important information about Latin American art and music.

Latin American Art & Music Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

If you want to create a comprehensive Latin American art and music class syllabus, look no further than this collection of convenient lesson plans. These resources can supplement your music curriculum an help you plan engaging lessons about the history of salsa, Brazilian and Mexican music, Cuban art and Latin American musical genres. You'll also see how you can include information about the different types of Latin American musical instruments in your lessons.

After planning your syllabus, use the chapter's lessons and quizzes as in-class teaching supplements. Lessons can be used to prompt class discussion and the quizzes can be assigned as homework assignments.

How It Helps

  • Additional resources: In addition to lesson planning, the included lessons and quizzes can be assigned to your students as homework or supplemental class materials
  • Learning objectives: Helps ensure your Latin American music and art lessons cover the history, genres, artists and characteristics of these art forms
  • Vocabulary words: Defines vocabulary words related to Latin American art and music

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning Latin American art and music lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific Latin American art and music topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your Latin American art and music class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Latin American art and music lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important Latin American art and music concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant Latin American art and music activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

21 Lessons in Chapter 8: Latin American Art & Music Lesson Plans
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Latin American Art Lesson Plan

1. Latin American Art Lesson Plan

What is unique about Latin American art and how does it represent the culture of the region? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explain the history and influence of Latin American art. An activity connects students with its common characteristics.

Latin American Art History

2. Latin American Art History

Latin America is a large region, filled with a diverse range of people. Nevertheless, there are some common themes that appear. In this lesson, we'll explore trends in Latin American art history and see what connects this region.

Cuban Art Lesson Plan

3. Cuban Art Lesson Plan

What do your students know about Cuban art? This lesson plan uses a fact-filled text lesson to outline the styles and artists that typify Cuban art. An activity gives students a chance at interpretation of a well-known Cuban work of art.

Cuban Art: History & Artists

4. Cuban Art: History & Artists

Bold. Colorful. Abstract. Realistic. Art of many mediums and styles, all with a tropical twist and created in the atmosphere of a vibrant island nation. In this lesson, we'll explore Cuban art and artists.

Amate Bark Painting Lesson Plan

5. Amate Bark Painting Lesson Plan

Teach students about the process and styles of Amate bark painting with help from this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that explains these and other concepts, examine examples, and make a visual representation of their own.

Amate Bark Painting: Facts, History & Designs

6. Amate Bark Painting: Facts, History & Designs

Amate bark painting is one of the more unique forms of folk art in the world. In this lesson, we'll explore the process and styles associated with this art form, and see where it can be found today.

Mexican Music Lesson Plan

7. Mexican Music Lesson Plan

What is unique about Mexican music and how does it represent the different regional cultures of the country? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to outline important elements of Mexican music. A fun game connects students with various types of Mexican music.

Mexican Music: Genres & Artists

8. Mexican Music: Genres & Artists

Music is a major part of Mexican culture. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the major genres of Mexican music and see how they have defined Mexico in the past and today.

Salsa Music Lesson Plan

9. Salsa Music Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students understand the history of salsa music and teach them to recognize some of the basic characteristics inherent in salsa music.

Salsa Music: History & Instruments

10. Salsa Music: History & Instruments

There are many forms of music that have come out of Latin America, but one in particular holds strong connections to the United States. In this lesson, we'll explore salsa music and see where it came from.

Brazilian Music Lesson Plan

11. Brazilian Music Lesson Plan

Students will feel the beat of Brazil when they explore three types of musical genres and major contributors from Brazil. They will read the lesson, answer questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

Brazilian Music: Artists & Genres

12. Brazilian Music: Artists & Genres

Have you ever danced the samba or listened to bossa nova? What do they have in common? Both are Brazilian music. In this lesson, explore several genres of Brazilian music and artists who have composed and performed them.

Rain Stick Lesson Plan

13. Rain Stick Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about rain sticks. Students will read an informational text describing what rain sticks are, their history and how they're made. Discussion questions, hands-on learning and a quiz make this lesson active and memorable.

Rain Sticks: History & Purpose

14. Rain Sticks: History & Purpose

In this lesson, we will learn about the cultural origins of rain sticks in regions around the world. After looking at what anthropologists and archaeologists believe about the history of these musical instruments, we will explore how they are made and their many uses.

Samba Music Lesson Plan

15. Samba Music Lesson Plan

What is samba music and it where did it originate? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to highlight important facts about samba music. An activity gives students the chance to critique a samba performance.

Latin Music Lesson Plan

16. Latin Music Lesson Plan

What is unique about Latin music? This lesson plan uses an entertaining video lesson to explain essential facts about this popular musical genre. An activity gives students a chance to replicate the rhythms of Latin music.

Day of the Dead Art Lesson Plan

17. Day of the Dead Art Lesson Plan

How does art factor into the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explain the significance of Mexican folk art in regard to the holiday. An activity gives students a chance to create sugar art in the Day of the Dead style.

Cuban Music Lesson Plan

18. Cuban Music Lesson Plan

Cuban music's colorful beats and rhythms can certainly get a crowd moving. Students will explore Cuban music, its history and musicians in this lesson. They will read a lesson, answer discussion questions, listen to audio clips and take a quiz.

Types of Cuban Music: History & Artists

19. Types of Cuban Music: History & Artists

Music is a very important part of Cuban culture and society, but how much do you know about it? In this lesson, we'll explore the history and styles of Cuban music and see what defines the national sound.

Mexican Folk Art Lesson Plan

20. Mexican Folk Art Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will get active, arty, and academic while learning about Mexican folk art. Through outlining, students will practice note taking and concentration on main ideas.

Mexican Folk Art: History, Paintings & Facts

21. Mexican Folk Art: History, Paintings & Facts

Colorful images painted on bark paper. Bold shapes of plants and animals. All of these are found in Mexican folk art. In this lesson, learn about history and facts related to Mexican folk art and explore some painting styles.

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