2.1: Multicultural mural
|Theme:||Developing identity and self-esteem|
|Age Group:||Year 2|
|Learning Area:||Personal Development, Health and Physical Education|
Students interact with other students and adults.
- This activity may be conducted over several sessions.
- The term multicultural has been used here to reflect culture in its broadest sense and refers to diversity of age, ability, socio-economic status, ethnic background, family background, sexuality and gender.
- Teachers may wish to involve parent and community members in implementing this activity. For child protection reasons, some caution should be taken if/ when interviewing neighbours. If neighbours are not well known, the student should be accompanied by an adult or older sibling when interviewing them.
- Butcher’s paper, large sheets of paper and coloured pencils, textas or paints
- Introduce this activity by describing the diversity of Australia or the local community. Reflect a broad interpretation of diversity to include diversity of ability, gender roles, family structure and culture.
- In pairs, ask students to research the diversity of each other’s neighbourhood using the handout: Who lives at your place [DOC].
- Ask students to report their findings to the class. Map the diversity of the class on the board or on butcher’s paper.
- In pairs or small groups, ask students to create artwork which reflects the diversity of the community.
- Use the artwork to create a multicultural mural.