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- All you need to implement this 3-4 week long painting project based on current social issues! Bundle includes:Unit Plan complete with lists of necessary materials, activity descriptions, and standards addressed. Bonus references like contemporary artist and art group websites.Powerpoint Slides to su$8.00$10.00Save $2.00
This unit is a great option for students to gain awareness of social issues affecting them and their locales. The murals unit plan includes activities around visual thinking strategies, and student-driven, project-based learning.
Students view and discuss symbolism and social issues the world's longest mural--The Great Wall of Los Angeles. Each decade is represented with a different mural connecting California's history from the stone age to today. Using their knowledge of political art and symbolism, the unit ends in a culminating project where students come up with their own idea of how to represent this decade's most important social issues. Students develop an artist statement to coincide with their painting.
- Community engagement tip---Blow away parents, students, and administrators by hosting an art show! Print the artist statements and hang them next to the student's paintings for an end-of-the-unit show, or open house.