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An Artist in the Family

Manuela is a little girl who moved to Kentucky from Colombia, the home country of her grandmother, Miriam Llamas. Miriam is a painter. During a visit to Kentucky, she showed Manuela some of her paintings and taught her some of the songs and dances of Columbia. This video segment takes young students into Manuela’s home for a close look at these paintings to learn some of Miriam’s techniques and to find out about life in Columbia.

Classroom activities and discussion questions available on PBS LearningMedia.

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