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Photo by Jill Pelto

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Author

Jill Pelto Gallery

Grades

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
  • Visual and Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts: Standard C1 - Perceive and analyze artistic work.
      • D.C1.9-12acc.b Evaluate the effectiveness of an image to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of various audiences.
    • Visual Arts: Standard C2 - Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
      • D.C2.6-8adv Analyze how the interaction of subject matter, characteristics of form and structure, use of media, artmaking approaches, and relevant contextual information contributes to understanding messages or ideas and mood conveyed.
      • D.C2.9-12prof Construct interpretations of artwork, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found both in the work and in various contexts.
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