We found 1,253 reviewed resources for social issues art
Lesson: Looking Closer: The Artwork of Wangechi Mutu
9th - 12th
Social issues of gender and media stereotypes, begins with a multi-sensory experience. Learners view the painting Backlash Blues and make critical comments based on what they see. They then read the Langston Hughes poem and listen to the...
Issues: We've All Got Them: Language Arts/ Visual Arts Integration
7th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Reading The Pearl by John Steinbeck with your class and looking for an extension activity? Incorporate art and drama as a way of further exploring the themes presented in this work of literature. Start off in groups, each receiving a...
Creating Awareness through Action Oriented Writing and Research
8th CCSS: Designed
Middle schoolers aren't too young to feel strongly about politics, social issues, consumer rights, or environmental problems. Demonstrate the first steps toward social change with a project about action-oriented writing. Eighth graders...
Artists Teach Us to See the World through Visual Symbols
Tenth graders analyze a biographical piece of art by Raymond Saunders. They identify shapes, symbols, and lines that are used, and how the piece relates to the artist's life and modern society. They design and create an original piece of...
Lesson: French Revolution and Visual Language of Power
9th - 12th
Take a look at the French Revolution and neo-classic art, then compare it to current social issues and contemporary art. Kids analyze several pieces painted by Jacques-Louis David in regard to style and subject then compare them to...
The Art of El Anasui: Creating a Mural with Discarded/Recycled Objects
6th - 8th
Students create murals that feature recycled objects. In this West African art lesson, students examine artwork by El Anatsui and his commentary on social issues. Students then create murals in the style of El Anatsui using discarded...
Portraying the Ideal Warrior in Art and Literature
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Samurai warriors had a code that defined what an ideal warrior should be. Learners use a Venn diagram to compare the way the ideal warrior is portrayed in art and literature. They analyze a screen entitled The Battles at Ichi-no-tani and...
African Artist El Anatsui as a Reflection of African Culture: Human Rights Issues and Activism Through Art
12th - Higher Ed
Young scholars explore global issues through visual art analysis. For this African art lesson, students examine works by El Anatsui and discussing their human rights themes. Young scholars then design lesson plans based on their findings.
Improving My Community Through Social Action
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Action is the heart of change. Encourage class members to not only identify critical social justice issues in their school or community but to take action as well. As individuals or as groups, they research a situation, develop a...
The Fault in Our Stars: A Movie Study Guide for Eighth Grade Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
How would you spend your last days with a loved one? The movie guide for The Fault in Our Stars prompts scholars to compare important scenes from the novel to the film and contains background information about the author, guided...
Literature and Art Through Our Eyes: African-American Artists
3rd - Higher Ed
Examine the contributions of African-Americans in the worlds of art and literature. Over the course of a few days, young scholars will read and analyze a poem, a short story, and a piece of art. They complete a range of...
Lesson: Unmonumental: War, Politics, and Protest
9th - 12th
Get those upper graders thinking about the world, social conflict, and art as a catalyst for change. They'll uncover the meanings behind four abstract works, intended to spread awareness of the need for social change. Kids are then asked...