Many of our students have gotten to know the fantastically colorful and imaginative alebrijes of Mexican folk art through the film Coco. This video-story allows students to build upon that background knowledge and acquire new language while watching compelling film coverage from the Desfile de los alebrijes, an annual parade sponsored by the Museo de Arte Popular in which hundreds of alebrijes come to life throughout the streets of Mexico City.
I play this video first with no volume and lead students in identifying what they see. After watching and discusisng the video, students design their own alebrijes by drawing and writing a detailed description. Finally, students share their unique alebrijes with their classmates in lively, small group discussions.
Fantastic! YouTube alerted me to your video, and your link then brought me here! Thank you so much for sharing this – much appreciated! I’ll have to let you know how my students do. Yay! Thank you, again. 🙂
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Thanks so much for the kind comment! Yes, I´d love to hear about your students´ reaction!!
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