Maria Kalman is an artist and a journalist. She has started a new form of news media called, “Illustrated Columns”. Click here to read “Back to the Land”. This illustrated column should spark conversation about the way the information is spread as well as the message about using organic food. It is a great tie in to our organic garden at school!
- Is there anything surprising or humorous about this post?
- What does Kalman think has changed as America evolved from its original, agrarian society?
- What are the goals of the Edible Schoolyard project?
- Which is your favorite image in the post? Why? Why do you think she chose not to include any paintings or drawings in this post?
- How would you characterize Kalman’s style?
Click here to play the game.
Check out today’s headlines! This is a great activity to compare and contrast news sources.
Challenge your students to create a year in review for 2009. If you could only pick 10 important things that happened in 2009, what would they be? You can take this a step ahead and have students find pictures and create powerpoint presentations or photostories that represent what they think was important in the world this year.
Click here to see 25 ways to teach current events!
C-SPAN’s StudentCam is an annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think seriously about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students are asked to create a short (5-8 minute) video documentary that responds to one of the topics listed below.
This Year’s StudentCam Topic:
Students are asked to create a 5-8 minute documentary on:
A) One of our country’s greatest strengths;
B) A challenge the country is facing.
Choose one, grab a camera, and get started on your documentary today!
This could be a great advisor activity that could last the entire month of December!