Art as Advocacy

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Arts
Focus Question 

Focus Question: How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good? 

Photo credit: Markers, Pens, Pencils, and Paint Brushes by Liana_Kyle is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

The learners view works of art that advocate for social change. The learners select an issue of human rights and create a work of art that represents the issue. They write a paragraph of explanation about their work.

Service Experience 
 Art from the heart: Celebrate students artistic talents and find a way to share these talents with others. Follow your students’ voices to find an organization or group of people who would appreciate a poem, greeting card, or homemade piece of art to brighten their day or let them know someone cares. This may be soldiers, veterans, elderly people in a retirement home, or a local child with a serious illness.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Art as Advocacy
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The learners view works of art that advocate for social change and find that art can influence social change. The learners select an issue of human rights and create a work of art that represents the issue. They write a paragraph of explanation about their work.