Teachers can use this activity as a conceptual introduction to climate grief and/or climate anxiety.
This activity can supplement a classroom discussion on how to effectively manage climate guilt, grief, or frustration.
Climate anxiety is a well-documented issue, especially amongst younger generations. This activity can help process students' emotions regarding climate change and is recommended for teaching.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
National Core Arts Standards
Visual Arts: Standard 1 - Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
VA:Cr1.1.Ia Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
National Health Education Standards
Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
1.8.3 Analyze how the environment affects personal health.
1.12.3 Analyze how environment and personal health are interrelated.
Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
4.8.1 Apply effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to enhance health.
4.12.1 Use skills for communicating effectively with family, peers, and others to enhance health.