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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Mural Painting - Activity 1
Students create a "mural philosophy" and discuss various areas in their own schools that could use an art mural with the purpose of presenting to school administration. This class art project is adaptable to the needs/desires of specific...
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
The Murals of Diego Rivera
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...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Imagine Poetry & Mural Lesson
Readers of all ages can work together in groups to create original poetry on the theme of "Imagine," inspired by John Lennon's classic song. They also create a mural to illustrate their poetry. A beautiful lesson, inspired by a beautiful...
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Forced to Flee: Famine and Plague
Middle schoolers examine facts about the Irish Potato Famine and explore primary resources, such as newspaper articles, photographs, songs, and poems, related to the famine. Once research is complete, they create a small collage of...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History