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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, Art

Resource Type

  • Artwork

Regional Focus

Global

"Landscape of Change"

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
  • National Core Arts Standards
    • Visual Arts: Standard 8 - Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
      • VA:Re8.1.8a Interpret art by analyzing how the interaction of subject matter, characteristics of form and structure, use of media, art-making approaches, and relevant contextual information contributes to understanding messages or ideas and mood conveyed.
      • VA:Re8.1.Ia Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and its various contexts.
      • VA:Re8.1.5a Interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.
    • Visual Arts: Standard 7 - Perceive and analyze artistic work.
      • VA:Re7.2.IIa Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
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