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Heroes Mural

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Subject:Arts & Humanities
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Brief Description
Students create a mural showing famous people regarded as heroes.

Objectives

Students

  • use library or online sources to research pictures of heroes.
  • draw pictures of famous heroes.
  • learn about murals.
  • work together to create a mural.

Keywords

hero, mural

Materials Needed

  • library sources or computer(s) with Internet access
  • drawing paper or construction paper
  • a roll of large paper (brown or white)
  • student-selected art materials (crayons, markers, paint, etc.)
  • glue

Lesson Plan

  • Explain the meaning of the word mural.If possible, show students examples of murals from art books or other sources.
  • Explain to students that they are going to create a mural showing pictures of famous heroes. Assign each student a famous hero. Have students research pictures of heroes from school texts, library sources, or online sources.
  • After students have completed their research, have students draw and color their pictures on drawing or construction paper.
  • Have students cut out their pictures. Unroll the large paper to the length desired. Have students paste the pictures in different places on the roll. Display the mural on a classroom wall or in a hallway.

Suggestion for younger students: Have students work together as a group to research the pictures of famous heroes or provide the pictures that students use as models for their illustrations. Assist students when cutting and pasting pictures on the roll.
Variation: Create a mural using pictures of heroes from a specific time period or event; for example, heroes of the 1900s, heroes of the Revolutionary War.

Assessment

Observe and evaluate students' participation in the project.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.1
NL-ENG.K-12.4
NL-ENG.K-12.5
NL-ENG.K-12.12

Visual Arts:
NA-VA.K-4.1
NA-VA.5-8.1
NA-VA.9-12.1

Technology:
NT.K-12.1
NT.K-12.5

01/08/2001