ELEMENTARY UNIT SAMPLE

Inspired by many Baltimore City Public Schools’ leadership in the Black Lives Matter Week of Action, I designed and taught four lessons that focus on its national core values: Youth Activism, Diverse Families, Unapologetically Black, Valuing Black Women, and LGBTQA-Affirming.

Lesson 1: Restorative Justice
Standard: NVAS :Cn10.1.6a – Generate a collection of ideas reflecting current interests and concerns that could be investigated in art-making.

Lesson 2: Youth Activism
Standard: NVAS:Cr1.2.4a – Collaboratively set goals and create artwork that is meaningful and has purpose to the makers.

Video shown of Mari Copeny
Student letters and coloring pages! 🙂

Lesson 3: Diverse Families
Standard: NVAS:Cn10.1.2a – Create works of art about events in home, school, or community life.

Lesson 4: Valuing Black Women Artists
Standard: VA:Cn10.1.2a – Create works of art about events in home, school, or community life.

Final Student Artwork!

Resources Used in Creating this Unit & Recommended for other Teachers