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Birds and the Environment - Teacher

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Cultures +4 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

This collection was designed for elementary classes as a way to use artwork to encourage global competency in young learners. Birds are often a topic of study in primary classrooms, and this framework can help students start thinking about environmental stewardship. Guided by thinking routines, students examine birds and think about why studying the needs of local birds is important to taking care of their local environment. Finally, students begin to explore why taking care of the birds and environment also might be important to the world.

This collection is meant to be used as a unit over several days. Please feel free to copy and adapt it for your own use. 

The art used in this collection comes from the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery collections. Many pieces were featured in an exhibition called "Dream Worlds: Modern Japanese Prints and Paintings from the Robert O. Muller Collection", which was on view November 2004-January 2005.

The last page in this collection is made for student use. Click on the link in the information tab to view.

Tags: birds, environmental stewardship, thinking routines, global competency, essential questions, doves, sparrows, crows, pigeons, human impact, Japan, Japanese art, Ohara Koson, woodblock printing, seasons, cherry blossoms, teacher, student, nature

Magpie

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Chickadee on a snow-covered branch

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

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Chickadee on a snow-covered branch

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Two sparrows

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Pigeons and cherry blossoms

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Crow on night cherry

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Creative Questions: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Print from the series Streaked Mist

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The 3Ys: Project Zero Global Competency Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access