Lesson Plan

Tackling Climate Change

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Get your kids thinking about climate change with a series of activities that include creating a ditty box poem for the planet, a poem that identifies concepts or objects they would want to preserve.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Access the provided link for images of ditty boxes
  • Also project images from Cape Farewell, an organization that leads expeditions of scientists and artists to places where they can observe the effects of climate change
  • The cross-curricular exercise links English language arts and environmental studies
  • Complete directions for creating the ditty box and for drafting the poem are included
  • The villanelle form may prove challenging to some writers