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Environment and ArtOverview

Key Content Areas: Ecosystems, Food Webs, Interdependence of Living Things
Contributors: Sarah Moore, Bronx Guild High School
Grade Levels: 7-12; Can be adapted for younger students
Time Needed: 120 minutes; 1-2 weeks

This lesson introduces students to exploring the natural world around them using photography and ecology. Written by a teacher from an urban Bronx school, this lesson allows students to improve their observation skills, identify interdependent relationships within an ecosystem, and draw connections between the arts and sciences.

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Teacher Manual

Student Vocabulary Review
Student Reading Background

Pre- and Postlab Resources

Adobe Youth Voices – Digital Storytelling Curriculum
5 Elements of Composition in Photography
Basic Photography Techniques
The Rule of Thirds
Time Magazine Photoessays