This is a bundled unit of lessons and resources, designed as a final project for an 8th grade class but could easily be tailored for younger or older students.
It is a long-term cross-curricular unit including:
• Social Studies: research into students’ cultural heritages
• Studio Art: printmaking, painting, and portrait drawing skills
• Writing: artist statement
This unit could easily be adjusted to incorporate other skills or media, such as collage, colored pencil, oil pastels, etc. It could also become more choice-based, with students deciding which materials they want to use.