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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

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Interpreting Picasso's Guernica

Video Summary
In this lesson, students interpret and discuss Pablo Picasso's Guernica. First, as a class, students list vocabulary words suggested by the images in the painting. Then, working in pairs, they write a radio news announcement based on their interpretations of the painting. Finally, students read about and discuss the painting's historical background and prepare to use this information to revise their newscast.

Standards Addressed


Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational




Making Connections

Key Terms
negotiation of meaning
thematic units

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images from Zingle Spanish class

Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Meghan Zingle
Language: Spanish II
Grade: 10
School: Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, Connecticut
Lesson Date: March 1
Class Size: 22
Schedule: 45 minutes daily

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