Bordalo II Mural

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Secondary ESL Level 1- 2

Bordalo II Mural - Lesson Activity

1. Watch a video of Bordalo II

2. List what you see in the mural:
EXAMPLE: ______________ represents ______________. ______________ is a symbol for ______________. ______________ was inspired by ______________.

Extension Activity

Look at a second mural created by Angurria. Compare and contrast the murals using the Venn diagram. Then, write a paragraph explaining the differences and similarities.

EXAMPLE: Mural 1 and Mural 2 are similar because they both ____________. The murals are different because ____________.
4. Extension Activity:
  • Collect recycling from around your home or classroom.
  • Create a mural using what you found.
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Have you seen any of the murals in Lynn before?
Does studying the murals make you want to go and see them in person?
Do you think having murals in the city makes it special?
Did the mural(s), the symbolism, or the artist’s story make you think about your life and experiences?
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Secondary ELA

Bordalo II Mural


Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally


• Identify and evaluate symbols in a mural.

• Describe the inspiration for a mural.

• Compare and contrast symbols in two murals painted by the same artist.

• Vocabulary: Symbol, Symbolism, Inspiration, Recycled Materials.


  1. Pre – teach symbol, symbolism, inspiration

  2. Watch a video of Bordalo and describe the sequence for creating the mural.

  3. Read Bordalo’s bio.

  4. Evaluate mural

  5. Extension Activity: Compare and contrast 2 murals.

  6. Extension Activity 2: Create your own mural out of recycled materials.
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