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Following the Mexican Revolution, the Mexican government supported the development of a new school of art to break with the dominance of the European tradition. This new movement sought to create a “real” Mexican art that would strengthen and reaffirm Mexican identity and the values of the Revolution. The Mexican Muralist movement was born as a means to provide a visual narrative of the post-Revolutionary vision of Mexican history and was driven by the ideal that art should be “by the public, for the public.” In this lesson, students will examine the use of art as historical narrative and social commentary, and create a mural inspired by the Mexican Muralist movement.

Additional film modules and lesson plans:
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  • Morelos: Land of Zapata Morelos: Land of Zapata
  • Hacienda of Chihuahua Hacienda of Chihuahua
  • Railway of the Revolution Railway of the Revolution
  • Felipe Angeles: The Heart and Soul of the Revolution Felipe Angeles

This schedule only lists local broadcasts scheduled in the next two weeks. If the screen is blank, The Storm That Swept Mexico is not scheduled to air locally over the next two weeks.

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