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A Brief History of Graffiti

For Students 7th - 12th
Vandalism or self expression? Watch this short video that walks viewers through the history of and debate about graffiti, and then decide for yourself.
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Art: Graffiti

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Your principal won't mind graffiti, as long as it's on a virtual wall. Scholars use the Scratch block-based computer language to write a program on graffiti. The program lets users place certain designs on a wall. 
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Racism, Gender, Ethnicity, and Aesthetics in the Art of Graffiti

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars describe how graffiti is a part of everyday culture. They develop basic vocabulary terms for thinking and writing about graffiti and make and justify judgments about aesthetics qualities in graffiti art. They compare and...
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Graffiti Art: Supplies

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Just how much spray paint does a mural require? Using proportions, graffiti artists determine the amount of supplies needed to complete a mural. The creative resource shows how to determine the area of composite figures and uses that...
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Get a Grip on Grammar

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Examine the negative effects of graffiti and gangs in this language arts activity. In small groups, middle schoolers discuss topics dealing with gangs and graffiti and write a collaborative poem based on their group discussion. The...
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Graffiti Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students inspect performing arts by participating in a class presentation. In this art collage lesson, students examine the graffiti art created on New York subways and discuss the life of Keith Haring. Students create their own images...
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Paintings on the Ceiling

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore the graffiti paintings of Paco Rosic and recognize that his artworks were designed to please himself.  Your class are led to identify the techniques in Paco Rosic's paintings and create graffiti art. There is material...
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The 1980s Series - Graffiti

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Learners explore life and work of Keith Waring, and create their own "Graffiti Wall" in the classroom.
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Responding to Literature - Graffiti Boards

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders respond to literature using graffiti boards. In this literature response lesson, 5th graders listen to a reading selection and respond by creating graffiti on a large piece of chart paper. They show their understanding of...
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Graffiti Writing

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students view a multimedia presentation and participate in a graffiti task.  In this graffiti writing lesson, students respond to critical thinking questions and and post their replies on a large construction page.  Students repeat the...
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"Graffiti Names"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Graffiti art is fun, provides an opportunity for self expression, and captures the essences of society in a specific time and place. The class gets a crash course in graffiti as they watch the PBS video The History of American Graffiti,...
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Graffiti Name Tag

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students incorporate the principles of design, use creative lettering, and create a graffiti tag that is representative of themselves.
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Social Studies: Bathroom Vandalism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research vandalism of bathrooms in various schools. they survey students, janitors, and school administrators about their views on vandalism and how to prevent it. Students then develop a plan to solve the graffiti problem and...
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For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are introduced to the text, SCRIBBLEBOY, discussing the cover page for clues to the genre. They discuss the ordinary surroundings contrasted by the graffiti and the words and phrases used to provide information about the...
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Graffiti Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners become exposed to the art work of Keith Haring and create a piece of graffiti art. In this graffiti art activity, students discover Keith Haring's work in a historical context, explore the usage of lines and symbols as a way of...
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Pranks With Paint

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider what they already know about graffiti and explore the pranks and work of a graffiti artist. They research a famous painting and create original artwork by adding thoughtful graffiti to it.
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Subway Drawings & Semiotics

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students examine Keith Haring's subway art. Public art vs. graffiti is discussed and students create images that convey self-expression. They chose and load images onto Adobe Photoshop thereby investigating the photoshop program.
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"Light Graffiti"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The results of this project are sure to brighten any school hallway or dreary set of walls. It begins as learners choose or take photographs and convert them into negative/positive space images. They print, then stencil the image onto...
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Writing and Autobiography

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Are you working on an autobiographical or narrative writing unit? Bring this lesson to your class, as it takes young writers through the process of drafting and sequencing an autobiography. After observing and demonstrating steps of the...
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Kindness Graffiti Wall

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discuss acts of kindness. In this character education lesson, students use a large sheet of poster paper, tempera paint, and markers to create a graffiti wall. Students write down their ideas of kindness and share their wall...
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Spelling Graffiti

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students practice the skill of spelling through using creative art integrated with technology. They use technology by using powerpoint slides for each spelling word. Then students work to create posters for spelling words with colors or...
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Graffiti Hurts

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the economic and social consequences of graffiti. They complete a handout, list their feelings about graffiti, and explore the Graffiti Hurts website.
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Let's Put a Spin on Things: Graffiti Role Play

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine what is and what isn't graffiti. They role-play various scenarios, research the Graffiti Hurts website, and discuss when graffiti should be reported to local law enforcement.
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For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is a fun way to encourage a cooperative classroom, drawing skills, and creative expression. Each child draws a design or shape on his paper, then he rotates to the next child's paper where he adds to the previous design. When the...

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