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Photo by Jill Pelto

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Author

Jill Pelto Gallery

Grades

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts

Resource Type

  • Artwork

Regional Focus

Global

"Landscape of Change"

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Synopsis
  • This is a landscape painting by Jill Pelto that uses data about sea-level rise, glacier volume decline, increasing global temperatures, and the increasing use of fossil fuels to generate data lines. 
  • These data lines compose a landscape shaped by the changing climate, a world in which we are now living. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The painting is simple and easy to appreciate and interpret.
  • There is a link to different websites with data about different climate change concerns. 
  • This resource is ideal for sparking creativity in students.

Additional Prerequisites

  • This resource supports lessons but may not exactly replace them. Hence, it is advisable for the educator to determine how to apply this in the lesson. 

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
The resource presents the interaction between fossil fuel, sea-level rise, glaciation, and increasing global temperatures influencing the climate system. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Arts
    • Visual Arts: Standard 8 - Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
      • VA.8.RE2.5 1. Interpret art by analyzing the composition, contextual information, subject matter, formal art elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.
      • VA.8.RE2.8 1. Interpret art by analyzing how the interaction of subject matter, formal art elements, composition, use of media, art-making approaches, and relevant contextual information contributes to understanding messages or ideas and mood conveyed.
      • VA.8.RE2.HS1 2. Orally or in writing interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and its various contexts.
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