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There is a very useful list of resources for lessons, many related to
There are murals used as examples in several of the listing.
The world is becoming a more connected community each day, especially
cyberspace connections. You can find may murals from many areas of the
don't have the information readily available at the moment, but I've
Ringgold (sp), Charles White, Thomas Hart Benton, Deigo Rivera, and
Marie de Medici series when exploring mural planning with my students.
is rural also, but there is much ethnic diversity here. Last year, just
a group portrait of five seniors, one of my students was able to project
positive statement on diversity. Several years ago three students
mural around the corner where two of the darkest halls in the school
not only approached ethnic diversity, their goal was to show the wealth
variety of interests students in the school have.
Good luck! The best advice I can offer is to plan, plan, plan. Do a
small version with all details before work begins on the wall. Present
a written explanation of purpose, estimated time needed for completion,
materials required to the administrator in charge of your building.
certain that everyone knows what an involved undertaking a mural is and
should be a permanent addition to the school. New administrators can
schools and, without considering the importance of murals, have them
during the summer before anyone notices what is happening. (This hasn't
to my students' work, but I know of it happening.)
.. My principal has asked me to have my students
> (9-12 HS) do a mural for the commons area of our building. The subject is to
> be cultural diversity and contain the words "We Repsect Diversity" within the
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