Teacher Resources: Think Responsibly about Graffiti

Working on my final project for my curriculum class and stumbled upon this gem.  The article Graffiti Vandalism Linked to Urban Decay intrigues me.  If you read it, drop a line.  Or on any of these resources for that matter!

The purpose of their site is to present safety issues of concern to the City of Calgary and its various communities in ways that tie directly to the Alberta Curriculum of Studies. Students and teachers can use the material presented on their pages to address outcomes.


  • “Off the Wall! How to Win the Fight Against Graffiti,” Direct Cinema Ltd.; Port Credit, Ontario; McNabb and Connolly


  • Butcher, Kristin, “Zee’s Way,” Orca Publishers, 2004
  • Calgary Police Services, “Wipe Out Graffiti: It’s Costly, It’s Vandalism, It’s Illegal,” Calgary Alberta 2000
  • Geason, Susan et al. “Preventing Graffiti and Vandalism” Canberra, Australian Institute of Criminology, 1990
  • Reisner, Robert George. “Encyclopedia of Graffiti” New York : Macmillan, [1974]
  • Renyolds, Robert, “Magic Symbols: a Photographic Study on Graffiti,” Graphic Arts Centre, Pub. Co., 1975.
  • Robinson, David, “Soho Walls: Beyond Graffiti,”Thames and Hudson, New York, 1990
  • Schwartzman, Allan. “Street Art” Garden City, N.Y.: Dial Press, 1985.
  • Van Draanen, Wendelin, “Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger,” Random House, 2004


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