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INSIDE ART - CLimate Change: Cuba/USA

Climate Change: Cuba/USA installtion view.

Climate Change: Cuba/USA installtion view.

The Spring 2018 edition of InsideART focuses on the USFCAM exhibition Climate Change: Cuba/USA.

This exhibition invites Cuban and Cuban-American artists to reflect on the consequences of the recent fluctuations in the relationship between the two countries. Artists Glexis Novoa, Celia y Yunior, Antonio Fernández "Tonel" and Javier Castro will produce new works, in sculpture, painting, drawing, installation and video, that consider the changes, or "no changes," that the political and diplomatic developments have wrought in their personal lives and in Cuban society. Curated by Noel Smith; organized by USFCAM.

InsideART Climate Change: Cuba/USA lessons are written by USF College of Education faculty Dr. Bárbara C. Cruz, Professor of Social Science Education and Dr. Cheryl Ellerbrock, Associate Professor of Middle Grades and General Secondary Education; and Sarah Mead, M.A.T., Doctoral Student in the USF College of Education. The program is co-directed by Dr. Cruz and Noel Smith, Deputy Director, USFCAM.

Common Core State Standards – In addition to Visual Arts and Social Studies curriculum standards, lessons in the InsideART curriculum cover Common Core standards related to:

  • Reading: Informational Text
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Language
  • Literacy in History/Social Studies


The links on this page allow you to download the index and lesson files of the Extracted InsideART.

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  • Files can be downloaded individually or as a complete archive (.zip) at the bottom of the page.
  • Curriculum and readings are available as both Microsoft Word documents (.docx) and Adobe Acrobat documents (.pdf)
  • Presentations are Microsoft PowerPoint presentations (.pptx)


Climate Change: Cuba/USA installtion view.

Climate Change: Cuba/USA installtion view.

Climate Change: Cuba/USA Files

Climate_Change.Curriculum_Overview_and_Crosswalk.docx (pdf)

Day 1
Climate_Change.Day_1.Glexis_Novoa_Making_Change_Lesson_Plan.docx (pdf)
Climate_Change.Day_1.Timeline_US_Cuba_Relations.docx (pdf)

Day 2
Climate_Change.Day_2.Celia_y_Yunior_Destemming_Cigar_City.docx (.pdf)

Day 3
Climate_Change.Day_3.Tonel.Humor,_Sarcasm,_and_Wit.docx (.pdf)

Days 4-5
Climate_Change.Days_4-5.Javier_Castro.Cocos.docx (.pdf)

Download Complete InsideART Spring 2018 Climate Change: Cuba USA Lessons (.zip - 41 MB)

Climate Change: Cuba/USA installtion view.

Climate Change: Cuba/USA installtion view.

Further Resources:

Download the Climate Change: Cuba/USA exhibition booklet in pdf format

Download the Climate Change: Cuba/USA artists' interviews booklet in pdf format

If you have questions about the lesson plans or about the Climate Change: Cuba/USA exhibition email an expert