Curriculum | Social Studies

Keith Haring Olympics

Keith Haring Olympics

Students from Florida create a public mural of figures participating in an Olympic sports, in the style of Keith Haring.

Street Art Project

Street Art Project

A low-budget, exciting way to explore the function and creative process of public art while gaining a deeper understanding of Haring's work.


Inspired by work Haring explored throughout his life, this project asks students to photograph one another and reflect upon what they see both externally and internally.


Using Keith Haring's book, BIG, Children will write and illustrate all the words they know for the word small.


A writing lesson that asks children to determine questions to elicit interesting and revealing biographies of other children.


Using examples of Keith's own progressive posters as a springboard, students are encouraged to create their own messages in the form of a public poster.


This lesson, similar to our Flip-Book lesson, is designed for children to explore movements and perform them as the different characters in Haring's work, emphasizing transitional poses and personal expression.


Along with defining Keith's goals and strategies for his life as an artist, children will consider their own aspirations and strategies necessary to attain their goals.

Art & The Berlin Wall

This lesson, developed by a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, explores the relationship between Cold War politics, the people who were affected by it, and the artists who examined it. Using the Berlin Wall as a focal point, students have the opportunity to create their own "walls".

Haring Cooperative Quilt

Students work together to make a quilt inspired by the life and vision of Keith Haring.

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