Discover the value of social commentary as you turn a newspaper story into original artwork similar to Diego Rivera's portraits in murals.
View and discuss the murals of Diego Rivera, a famous Mexican muralist. Describe the imagery Rivera used and the social/historical significance of the portraits he painted in his murals. Compare and contrast Rivera's murals to contemporary murals (such as Philadelphia's Anti-Graffiti Network murals) or those in your area. Identify similarities and differences in technique and subject matter.
Read a human interest story from a newspaper. Imagine the people described. Are they old or young? Happy or sad? What does their environment look like? Who are they with?
On construction paper, use Crayola® Crayons to draw an interesting person in the story. What do you imagine this person looks like? What might she or he be doing? Include details, such as clothing and facial expressions, that dramatically tell the story.
Write a sequel to the story you just illustrated. What might happen next? Display illustrations and stories in a hallway mural.
Study voting rights then create a "Wanted" poster focusing on a famous suffragist.
Honor women who helped to shape our world. Create a place for great leaders at history’s table.
Words count! Discover the power of words in poetry such as Maya Angelou’s Life Doesn’t Frighten Me. Then create a change
Think about careers! Picture where and how you'd like to work and whom you'd like to work with.
Did the horses escape from a sunken ship? Could it have been pirates? Discover what happens on this annual pony drive, m
Focus on feelings in facial expressions as you draw in the comic book style of Roy Lichtenstein.
Plan an imaginary cruise, using maps, studying other languages, and drawing scenes from your trip.
How are elections held? What do government leaders do? Begin with a briefcase that opens up new branches of learning.
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