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Lesson Plans


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Jacqueline S Fochtman (jsf)
Sat, 3 Oct 1998 11:59:49 -0700 (MST)


Pickering Elementary School; Mary Sheridan

I think that the Pickering Elementary program ia a wonderful idea.
THe think that makes this project worthwhile besides getting the students
involved with the environment, is the fact that they are involving other
people from all over the United States. This is great because it is very
important to get everyone invoved with their community and find out what
environmental concerns that others have. I think this project brings life
centered issues, ecology, community, and art together in a very
interesting way. The children learn about their community and the ecology
around them, while showing the outcome of these discoveries through art.
I thought that it was neet that these children would give up their works
of art to help promote their cause of saving and exploring the
environment.
I think that this is a wonderful project that could be adopted to
fit any community and envornment. For instance in Tucson we could look at
many different issues involving the mountains or desert around us. This
project would work very well for a middle school or high school also;
however, we would have to make the project harder by putting more research
into it and making more difficult art projects. I think this project
would go alson very well with a Science or Ecology class. We're always
learning from a textbook in these classes. What better way to learn about
the environment then to see it first hand. It would be interesting to
pair up an Art student and a Science student together and see what the
outcome is.
I was very impressed with this project and I wish I had something
in my past schooling that let me discover the environment.