Part of a set of resources created for a senior Social & Community studies class in Australia (QCAA syllabus). The other resources are also available in my store - lrigb4. Designed for use in 70 minute lessons.
The lesson opens with a discussion point about a contested issue - the difference between vandalism/graffiti and ‘street art.’ It provides some information about why people are compelled to graffiti. There is a news viewing activity which sheds light on this topic and features an Australian street artist. This is followed by some note taking tasks (defining vandalism and graffiti). There is some contextual information about the history of graffiti and a Venn Diagram (comparison) activity. This is followed by a series of pictures which students need to classify as either graffiti or street art.