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