Billy Mills (Unit #2)- What Does The Billy Mills Mural Mean?

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Students will learn about murals and symbols, and discover the deep significance of the mural commemorating the life of Billy Mills. They use reasoning skills to interpret how each feature portrays various events and themes in his life, and how education helped him and helps all young people to discover their “gifts.”

This unit includes:

Background questions & vocabulary

Interpreting art - matching mural symbols activity

Writing Focus Activity

Extended learning:

Public Art Activity - identifying, planning, mural methods

Research a Native Artist

Biography (optional background reference from Unit 1)

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