MLK, Jr Civil Rights Individual or Collaborative Grid Art Lesson
This is an individual or a collaborative art lesson about the portraits of the leaders of Civil Rights.
You will download a zip file with 11 jpg and 10 pdf files. If you need a different file type, you can convert for free on lunapic.com.
I intended the grid background to be useful as either a place for lettering each person's quotes, appropriate words, or creative coloring. I have also included a practice page for lettering if the student wants to add famous quotations. Encourage practice before adding the quote directly to the grid space, (since it will be hard to duplicate each grid after it has been cut from the master tagboard.)
There are several free fonts here on TPT by TPT sellers that you could download for your students' use so I did not include any fonts in this packet.
I also did not include the quotes as that is an excellent research project for your students. The quotes are easy enough to find with a Google search on the internet.
This is not intended to be a history lesson in civil rights. It is an art portrait project. If you want to present civil rights history in your class, you will have to do the research on your own.
If you want to do a artwork collaboration with the students in your class, I have included a sheet for directions. Each portrait would give you enough grids for at least 16 students with my directions. Or you could divide the grids up into 6" x 6" for more students.
You will download the following (8.5" x 11"):
1. MLK, Jr. with Black/White Background
2. MLK, Jr. with Black Grid
3. Coretta Scott King with Black Grid
4. Abraham Lincoln with Black Grid
5. Cesar Chavez with Black Grid
6. Barack Obama with Black Grid
7. Barack Obama 2
8. Hand Lettering Practice Page
9. Black Grid (for students who want to create their own portrait)
10. Directions for Collaborative Art
11. Cover (jpg only)
Appropriate materials are colored pencils, markers, mixed media and acrylic paint for tagboard.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns before leaving me negative feedback. If you have problems with technical aspects, contact TPT Help. I am happy to help you in any way possible to ensure your art project is successful. I have done this collaborative project with famous paintings and it was very popular with my art students.