A Unity Wall Drawing

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Build class community with an art project. Learners first examine and discuss works of art. They then contribute to a class mural by tracing their hands and decorating them in relation to their own cultures. The final mural incorporates symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Tie in Black History Month during your discussion about the African diaspora and culture
  • When complete, put the mural up on the wall of your classroom to represent the cultural diversity of your class—great as a back-to-school activity
Classroom Considerations

  • You may need to spend more time than allotted helping learners come up with patterns and shapes that relate to their own cultures; youngsters are unlikely to know what is meant by personal cultural background
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