I was intrigued by Mierle Laderman Ukeles recent work Flow City where she
was able to teach the public about the importance of recyling through the
use of art. As a future elementary school teacher (3rd-5th grades?) I
believe that the earlier we teach children about recycling and making good
consumer choices, the better off our community/planet will be.
My question is how can I integrate a lesson on recyling issues into an art
project for 3-5 graders?
One thought I had was to take a field trip to a landfill for a tour to see
how MUCH trash there is, how it is stored, the purpose of the landfill and
then explain what can be done as consumers to help reduce the trash going
into landfills. What can I do to incorporate this into an art project?