Year 9 - Equality and Social Justice


Looking at Conflict - Mixed media


This short project is designed to give pupils the opportunity to consider the complexity of a conflict situation, consider both sides of an argument, explore their own feelings and opinions, and develop their understanding of the role of the media.  The unit of work is based on the recent conflict in Iraq but could be adapted to fit other situations currently of interest. 

It has been designed to last approximately four weeks but could be extended into an ICT project, through use of Photoshop to produce a piece computer based collage.


Resources (right click on link to download) :


Unit of work with linked lesson plans

Examples of pupils' work from this project

Powerpoint on Picasso's Guernica and supporting notes

Media images of the conflict in Iraq


Contextual links :

John Heartfield

Barbara Kruger

John Keane

Robert Rauschenberg


Online resources :

Collage Artists