Lesson Plan

A Cultural Portrait

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Explore heritage and identity through an examination of art and a related project. The featured art, related to the African diaspora, includes several types of art created by different artists. Pupils consider their own backgrounds and draw self-portraits that include symbols of their identities.

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Instructional Ideas
  • You may wish to create your own worksheet or note guide for the discussion portion using the questions provided in the resource
  • Put together your own presentation of the art so that students can view the pieces in greater detail
Classroom Considerations
  • Some individuals will need more instruction on how to draw themselves (proportion, shading, etc.)
  • The project is somewhat cross-curricular, since it requires some writing and social studies skills
  • Comes with images, a rubric, extension ideas, vocabulary, and more
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