This lesson features powerful imagery from the climate crisis. Students choose one photograph and write an ekphrastic poem about that photograph.
Step 1 - Inquire: Teacher facilitates a brief discussion using a photograph of the California wildfires in 2020.
Step 2 - Investigate: Students review photographs related to the climate crisis from Climate Visuals Gallery. Students select one photograph and write an ekphrastic poem about that photograph.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students share their poems with the rest of the class.
This lesson features stunning images of the impacts of the climate crisis as well as climate solutions.
Be sensitive to the emotions of your students. Some of these photographs may remind them of personal loss or some other specific connection to the climate crisis.
This lesson introduces students to social-emotional learning and how to use ekphrastic poetry to write about an artwork. It also contains photography depicting impacts of pollution, environmental degradation, and the climate crisis for students to analyze, share their thoughts, and communicate their climate solutions. This lesson has satisfied the science review process, and it is recommended for teaching.