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Learning Lab Teaching Collection for Frost Art Museum Workshop using Luis Cruz Azaceta's "Shifting States: Iraq"

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Social Studies +7 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

This teaching collection is designed to be used in the Frost Art Museum's "Exploring Latinx Artists from the Frost Art Museum Collection" workshop on November 6, 2018, to guide participants in a looking activity and to demonstrate the range of tools available in the Learning Lab. 

It is adapted from a teaching collection on the same theme (Luis Cruz Azaceta's "Shifting States: Iraq" http://learninglab.si.edu/q/ll...) , which aims to help students think critically and globally using two Thinking Routines to explore the painting. The work is a metaphorical representation of the unrest taking place in Iraq, and more broadly, an exploration of the human condition during times of crisis.

Included here are an image of the work from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, an explanatory video with curator E. Carmen Ramos, a contextual video featuring the artist himself, three suggested Thinking Routines - "Colors, Shapes, Lines," "The 3 Y's," and "Headlines" - from Harvard's Project Zero Artful Thinking and Global Thinking materials, three other works by Azaceta in the Smithsonian collections, and an array of prompts and Learning Lab tools.

For use in Social Studies, Spanish, English, American History, Art History classes

This program received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.


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Shifting States: Iraq

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Colors / Shapes / Lines: Project Zero Artful Thinking Routine

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

Shifting States: Iraq

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Shifting States: Egypt 2

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The 3Ys: Project Zero Global Competency Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

No Parking Here Any Time

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fragile Crossing

Smithsonian American Art Museum

PDF: Harvard's Project Zero Global Thinking Routines

Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Headlines: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access