South Orangetown Central School District

Frida Kahlo Scavenger hunt

Tappan Zee High School World Language Team Leader Suzanne Grinberg sent her eleventh grade Spanish classes on an art-inspired scavenger hunt last week!

Students have been studying Mexican painter Frida Kahlo over the last several weeks as part of their current unit. “We have been studying Frida Kahlo in class. Not only does this themed unit help us learn new vocabulary and grammar structures in a way that is tangible and memorable, but it also allows us to do a deep dive into the life and times of Frida Kahlo, Mexico during in the mid 20th century and the emergence of the surrealist movement,” explained Grinberg.

For their scavenger hunt, Grinberg placed several of Kahlo’s famous paintings throughout TZHS and students were divided into groups to find the paintings based on the clues she provided. For each painting, she had students complete a worksheet where they had to identify various aspects of the painting and use all of the Spanish vocabulary words they had learned throughout the unit.