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K-12 Outreach: Lesson Plans

In the Wake of Juárez: Teaching Politics Through Art

In the Wake of JuárezUsing the remarkable sgraffito drawings of artist Alice Leora Briggs, this guide reviews the sociocultural context of Ciudad Juárez, explores the violence inescapably evident in the city, and considers how students can personally identify with global issues through the medium of art Common Core-based curriculum strategies encourage students to engage with Briggs' artwork on personal and analytical levels. This material was developed in partnership with the UNM Art Museum and was based on the Art Museum's Spring 2013 exhibit of the same name.


The complete guide is available for downloading or previewing. We have also separated the individual lessons plans (below) for quick reference.

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Workshop Photos

When possible, we acknowledge the participants of our professional development workshops by documenting and sharing photos afterwards. Below is a slide show of the workshop we held with the UNM Art Museum in Spring 2013.

Image Citations

Artwork reprinted with permission of artist.