Consuming and Creating Political Art

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A picture is worth a thousand words, but political art may be worth even more! After examining examples of political cartoons, murals, and other forms of public art, class members create their own pieces to reflect their ideals and concerns. The resource includes reflection questions to stimulate discussion or written reflection. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create pieces of art that comment on current problems in the school or surrounding community
  • Work with administrators to create a gallery opening of pupils' creations
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need access to examples, as well as materials, to create their own art
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Lesson integrates a variety of disciplines 
  • Learning is meaningful and relevant 
  • Examples provide the opportunity to teach content-specific events or ideas
Cons

  • Not all the example links in the resource work