Search Results (62)

View
Selected filters:
  • Eco Art and Culture
Alex Steffen Sees a Sustainable Future
Rating

Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity's ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 10-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Alex Steffen
Date Added:
04/30/2007
All Natural: Jim Denevan and Chris Drury
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

SPARK tails artists Jim Denevan and Cris Drury as they create large earth works. This Educator Guide is about the history and tradition of artists making work in and about the natural environment.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Date Added:
05/18/2005
"Almost Broken Spirits": Farmers in the New South
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

In the decades following the Confederacy's 1865 defeat and the abolition of racial slavery, white southern landowners, entrepreneurs, and newspaper editors heralded the coming of a "New South" economic order. Freed from the plantation system, the South would enter the modern age, building factories to turn its cotton into cloth, its tobacco crop into finished cigars and cigarettes, and its growing coal and iron ore output into steel. But not all southerners benefited from a prosperous and industrialized New South. Mill workers, small farmers, and tenants and sharecroppers bore the brunt of the sacrifices required to build a new southern economy. These extracts from letters by tenants and farm laborers to the North Carolina Bureau of Labor Statistics in 1887 and 1889 described the depressed crop prices, usurious interest rates charged by landowners for seed and equipment, and the absence of decent schooling for children faced by southern agricultural workers.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
04/25/2013
Art and Ecology
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate, and tropical climates.
In this lesson students will: Identify natural resources found in particular geographic areas; Discuss ways in which climate, natural resources, and geography affect daily life; Apply critical-thinking skills to consider the various choices artists have made in their representations of the natural world; Make personal connections to the theme by discussing ways they can be environmental stewards; Identify natural resources found in particular geographic areas; Discuss ways in which climate, natural resources, and geography affect daily life; Apply critical-thinking skills to consider the various choices artists have made in their representations of the natural world; Make personal connections to the theme by discussing ways they can be environmental stewards.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Ecology
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Botany and Art: Their Roles in Conservation
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Students are introduced to the work of botanists and botanical illustrators, and specifically to their race to make records of endangered plant species around the world. Students examine illustrations, photographs, and dried specimens of endangered plants and consider the conservation value of an illustration over a photographic image. In a second session, students try their own hands at botanical illustration and follow the methods of a Smithsonian staff illustrator. Pencils, markers, tracing paper, and access to a photocopier are required.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Provider Set:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Author:
Smithsonian Institutions
Date Added:
08/10/2011
Call of the Killer Whale
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

In this two-hour program, Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team of explorers travel to both the Northern and Southern hemispheres as they seek out killer whales in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. They discover that people and orcas share surprising similarities, even similar needs, and they relate their findings to the captivity and release of Keiko, from Free Willy fame, who captured the world̢ĺŰĺŞs imagination and whose survival depended on pioneering efforts to reintroduce Keiko into the wild. The team also learns how some of the threats to killer whales now intersect with human lives. During the expedition, intriguing detours arise, leading to critical examinations of our environment, of the food on our dinner tables, even of our own health.

Subject:
World Cultures
Nutrition
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
PBS
Provider Set:
Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Author:
Andrea Swensrud
Date Added:
07/16/2012
Chris Schneider: Rethinking Conservation
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

In this interview filmed for Evolution: "Darwin's Dangerous Idea," biologist Chris Schneider discusses the relationship between conservation and speciation. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Clear Blue Sky Productions
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
A Day for the Environment
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Through various forms of media, students will explore the history and accomplishments of Earth Day by engaging in a series of questions: Why was the first Earth Day needed? What happened on the first Earth Day? What happened as a result of Earth Day? Is Earth Day still needed today, and if so, what should be its goals?nolds, a regionalist painter in Oregon. Create a style piece that is a chronicle of a community.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Provider Set:
American Experience
Author:
Margaret Pennock
Date Added:
07/18/2012
Dissatisfied With the Lives They Live: Farm Women Describe Their Work in a 1913 U.S. Department of Agriculture Report
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Statistics on women's work in the early 20th century were invariably misleading: most women worked but only a minority were formally in the wage labor force. Nowhere was the discrepancy between the domestic ideal and the reality of women's work lives wider than in rural America. In 1913 the U. S. Department of Agriculture decided to investigate and document the lives of farm woman they discovered a vast reservoir of discontent. The report, reproduced here, was culled from letters responding to a questionnaire sent to the wives of farmers and commented on all aspects of rural life, especially the enormous burden of labor that these officially non-working women were expected to carry out.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
04/25/2013
Early Image: A collection of illustrations from popular sources.
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Early Image is a collection of extinct-animal paintings and sketches produced before 1923 (and therefore in the public domain). Some of the works are of Victorian age and may lend atmosphere to a class emphasizing the history of geology. The works are divided into two categories; prehistoric life before KT and prehistoric life after KT.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
David Goldman
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Eco Mandalas
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Using the art of Andy Goldworthy as inspiration, Elders create mandalas using nature based materials. Focus on history of mandalas, use of balance, texture, color. Lesson created for Elders, but could be used for any age.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Judy Shintani
Provider Set:
Kitsune
Author:
Judy Shintani
Date Added:
02/16/2011
"Efficient Farms Need Not Pay Starvation Wages": The Fair Labor Standards Act and Migratory Agricultural Workers
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on June 25, 1938, the last major piece of New Deal legislation. The act outlawed child labor and guaranteed a minimum wage of 40 cents an hour and a maximum work week of 40 hours, benefiting more than 22 million workers. Although the law helped establish a precedent for the Federal regulation of work conditions, conservative forces in Congress effectively exempted many workers, such as waiters, cooks, janitors, farm workers, and domestics, from its coverage. In October 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1949, raising the minimum wage to 75 cents hour and extending coverage, but still leaving many workers unprotected. In the following statement to the 1949 Senate subcommittee on FLSA amendments, the chairman of a small advocacy organization appealed to Congress to extend the minimum wage and child labor provisions to cover agricultural workers.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
04/25/2013
Environmental Health Science and Technology Education
Rating

This site aims to increase student interest and preparation in the environmental health sciences so that they are aware of science career opportunities, and to increase public awareness about the impact of environmental agents on human health so that all citizens can lead healthy and productive lives.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Date Added:
08/04/2000
Eroded Land, Eroded Lives: Agriculture and the Grapes of Wrath (lesson 1 of 10)
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

This description is of only the first lesson in the unit, to be taught before students read the novel; thus, its primary purpose is to put this novel in historical context. Toward that end, students will learn about the (unintentional) abuse of soil that allowed the Dust Bowl to be so devastating and extensive. They will also see photographs by Dorothea Lange and others depicting the wasted land and subsequent wasted dreams of thousands. See Supplemental Resources and Relevant Web Sites for material.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Annie Henry
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Exploring Earth: Visualizations
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This site features over 100 animations and images that illuminate key concepts in earth science. Examples are: coal formation, nuclear fission, growth of a continent, tectonic plate movement, volcanoes and earthquakes, fault motion, geyser eruption, wave motion, tornadoes, hurricanes, and more. Students can observe a single place on earth from multiple views, 3-D models of water and common molecules, different climate zones, and seasonal changes in the amount of sunlight reaching locations on earth.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Science and Technology Foundation
Technical Education Research Centers (TERC)
Date Added:
07/10/2003
Exploring the New Guinea Highlands: Art, Science, and Conservation Classroom Resources
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

We are excited to provide you with classroom resources that include hands-on activities and curriculum developed with Bay Area Educators integrating art, science and literacy in support of the California state standards. You can alternatively explore the Highlands using the multimedia resources we offer on this website, including a basic introduction to the Highlands of New Guinea, Podcasts, children’s stories, magazine articles, video clips, and images of daily life, landscapes, and ceremonies. We hope that this program will develop in our visitors, especially our young visitors, a greater understanding of environmental stewardship and conservation. All content contained in this website correlates to California Visual Arts and Science Curriculum standards, as listed below.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences & Conservatory of Flowers
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
01/19/2012
Flower Stepping Stones
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

This lesson plan is intended to encourage learners to integrate the visual arts with science and appreciate nature. Students will create a round or square stepping stone using colored glass pieces with a mortar and sand mixture.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Pilar Pedersen
Date Added:
06/12/2000
Focus On Forests - Story of Succession
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Students will learn about succession by studying the reestablishment of ecological communities following the 1980 volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens and by setting up experimental plots to observe successional changes over time.

Subject:
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
American Forest Foundation
Provider Set:
Project Learning Tree
Date Added:
07/11/2012