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Ceramic Wall Tile Murals

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Grab your class and start brainstorming an image you'd like to see as a mural. Included here are all the steps needed to design and create a ceramic wall mural. The kids come up with the drawings, then they each make a tile that will...
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Muralism, Muralists and Murals

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine images of various murals, and conduct Internet research on murals, the muralist movement, and muralists. They discuss themes for a school mural, then create a mural for the school incorporating the themes listed by the...
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The Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students compare and contrast African-American, Asian-American, Chicano and Native-American movements with the civil rights movement and are exposed to the sociopolitical and economic factors involved in the rise of social movements.
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African Ecology and Art

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore Samburu culture as students examine art work by many artists and compare and contrast their styles. They view Kenyan images and find Kenya on the map. Students identify conflict in the animal world and draw animals and record in...
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The Murals of Diego Rivera

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine the life and work of Diego Rivera. As a class, they discuss the importance of his murals and compare them to other murals from Philadelphia. To end the instructional activity, they draw a picture of a person based on a...
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Creating Context Mural

For Teachers 10th
students examine the historical, political, religious and culture aspects of the Renaissance. Using this information, they read "Galileo" by Bertolt Brecht. They use the internet to research a specific event of the time period and come...
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Considering Media And Meanings

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study reproductions of prints or murals. They interpret artworks supporting their conclusions with evidence in work and from contextual information. They focus especially on significance of artist's choice of mural or...
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Mural Mania

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learn about your home state. After listening to stories about your state, identifying symbols, and discussing what makes your region special, your class creates a mural.
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The Great Migration

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore how migration to Harlem created a new life for African Americans. In this cross curricular lesson, students illustrate maps showing the migration, paint murals representing African American life in the South and create a...
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Symbols of America

For Teachers K - 5th
Students research the events of September 11th . For this symbols lesson, students discover ways to honor this day. Students research the Internet for symbols used to represent ideas, events and people. Students work in groups to design...
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Haring Inspired Wall Murals

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Students complete a community service project for their school. For this community service lesson, students and volunteers help paint murals on the walls of the school.  Students learn about Keith Haring and paint their murals using his...
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Rainforest Unit

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students investigate the Rainforest. In this Rainforest lesson, students research magazines, journals and the Internet to create a "Save the Rainforest" slogan. Students will record local rainfall amounts and create a graph comparing...
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The Mural of the Story

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students write a description of what they believe is on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. After reading an article, they discuss the restoration of the mural on its ceiling. They brainstorm a list of important buildings and write a...
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Diego Rivera: Art as the Universal Language

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze the work of Diego Rivera. They participate in a class discussion, critique various paintings, write a short story based on a Rivera mural, and create a class mural.
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Murals

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate how murals portray cultural expression. They study the history of mural making, explore its symbolism and design a mural of their own.
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Life size figures - Moveable Murals

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create life-size human figures and decorate them in a collage style with torn colored pieces of pictures from magazines. They display them around the school, creating life-size murals.
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Transportation and Mapping

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students view murals that depict various modes of transportation. They discuss the importance of maps to navigation and create a map. They compare and contrast transportation of the past with modes of transportation used today.
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Sand Painting Mural

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders design and create classroom sand painting mural which is comprised of individually designed pieces.
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Making Art That Matters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students plan and execute a mural, in small groups, that attempts to protest or persuade. They focus on effective definition of shape, use of symbols, and impact on their intended viewers.
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Water Tank Mural

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students evaluate visual arts by creating a mural on campus. In this symbolism lesson, students research famous artists on the Internet and examine the impact their work has had on society. Students create murals around their school...
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Window Mural

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars analyze visual arts by creating a presentation in their schoolyard. In this mural activity, students identify the work of Keith Haring by researching the web. Young scholars utilize construction paper, markers and paper to...
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Neighborhood Mini-Mural

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students study the work of Keith Haring. For this art lesson, students create chalk drawing similar to the works of Keith Haring. Students create a mural using the chalk drawings.
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The Art of El Anasui: Creating a Mural with Discarded/Recycled Objects

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create murals that feature recycled objects. In this West African art lesson, students examine artwork by El Anatsui and his commentary on social issues. Students then create murals in the style of El Anatsui using discarded...
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Friends Mural

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discover the art of Keith Haring by creating their own artwork.  For this art analysis lesson, students identify the artist Keith Haring and discuss his artistic works.  Students create their own murals similar to Haring's style...