We started our study of Frida Kahlo and the selfie yesterday. I own the TG and a class set of novels and I am excited about all of the things that are already at my fingertips to make this novel successful… but I also wanted to integrate something that would leave a lasting impression on my students. Something that they will remember every time they see an image of Frida!
Meredith White and Kristy Placido had me wanting to create a class Snapchat and this novel was the PERFECT place to bring it in! It is great because they can all send me snaps and can see my story @wildcat_Spanish but I don’t follow them so I don’t have to worry about seeing something I shouldn’t!
I took the novel and looked at the content in each chapter. For our introductory day, we were looking at 4 of Frida’s “selfies”… After we saw and discussed these autorretratos, I asked students to take a selfie that was a clear reproduction of one of these paintings.
Today, after reading chapter 1, we focused on transportation. Frida Kahlo’s father came to Mexico from Germany by boat. Their task this evening is to take a picture with a means of transportation.
The rest of the novel includes:
Ch 1 Selfie w transportation (Guillermo came to Mexico on a ship)
Ch 2 Selfie w a member of your immediate fam (Guillermo loses and gains a wife)
Ch 3 Selfie w favorite comfort food when you’re sick (Frida gets polio)
Ch 4 Selfie of part you’re self conscious about (Frida’s “pata de palo”)
Ch 5 Selfie w something that represents a parent’s job (Frida takes pics w dad)
Ch 6 Selfie w your pet (Frida has a pet mouse)
Ch 7 Selfie with besties (Frida’s besties are the Cachuchas)
Ch 8 Selfie con tu amor (can be a star or something silly) (Frida falls in love with Alejandro)
Ch 9 Selfie en el centro (Frida goes downtown with Alejandro and catches the trolley)
Ch 10 Selfie de un cicatriz (Frida’s accident)
Ch 11 Selfie con una persona con quien NO debes casarte (Frida y Diego)
Ch 12 Selfie en ropa rara (Frida dresses like la China Poblana)
Ch 13 Selfie con una cita que te guste (This chapter includes a great Frida quote)
Epilogo Selfie con tu casa (Museo casa azul)
I kept putting off getting a class Snapchat because it was new to me and I am always a little afraid! I do not regret that I did it. Today was only the first “reveal” day of the images and it really was special to see how much they loved seeing each other! Feel free to use our same selfie guidelines and join us or create your own!
Maybe have students create a Smashbook as an end of the novel project? My students are doing one on Piratas y el mapa secreto. Martina Vez has a great example.
I love this idea!!! Can’t wait to try it next year!
Do you have each person direct message you the photo? Then, you have to add each person and screenshot each picture and then add it to your story? Just checking to see if that is what you are doing or if there is another easier way.
They can follow me without me following them. They can either snap or chat it to me and I screenshot them add to my story!
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