Maya Angelou and Jean-Michel Basquiat

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This project is inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem “Life doesn’t frighten me” illustrated by paintings and drawings of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

 

 

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First grade results

Duration

  • 60 minutes

Level

  • First/Second grade

Objectives

  • Talking about Black History Month
  • Reading and talking about the poem Life doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou
  • Observing Jean-Michel Basquiat’s drawings
  • Talking about our fears

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Oil pastels
  • Scissors
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