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 A Gallery of Mexican Art

Subject: Art
Grade: 6-8, 9-12


Brief Descriptionmexican art history

Students learn about Mexican art, culture and history.


Students learn about the history and culture of Mexico through studying Mexican art.


Mexico, history, ancient civilizations, art, culture

Materials Needed

  • Computer with Internet access
  • Pinata-making supplies (visit the links below to learn more)

Additional Materials for Extension Activity:

Lesson Plan

  • Discuss with students the different cultures that are part of Mexico's history. Point out that those cultures heavily influenced Mexican art.
  • Invite students to explore the resource links below. Then brainstorm with all students comparisons of art from the pre-Hispanic period and art created after the Spanish conquest.
  • Ask students to choose an artwork and give a brief oral report about its artist, historical period and significance. Ensure that as a class, students cover the full timeline of Mexican art history.

Invite students to learn How to Make a Pinata or How to Make Star Pinatas. Or check out these art-making lessons: Mexican art lessons or Mexican art lessons on Pinterest.


Evaluate students on the accuracy of their presentations describing Mexican art.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr



Updated 04/27/2015