Do You See What I See?
Originally appears in the Fall 2007 issue
Purpose: In this activity, students refine their definition of visual pollution through a student reading and a discussion of images.
Grade level: 6-8
Time: 50 minutes
- Students will be able to define visual pollution and recognize elements in a community’s appearance that could be considered undesirable.
- Students will realize visual appearance affects a community’s image and health.
Materials: Blackboard or flipchart; collection of images of different communities (see Preparation below); copies of the student reading entitled “Do You See What I See?
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Adapted from ViewFinders Too: Exploring Community Appearance, Grades 6–8, by Sandra Ryack-Bell and Richard Youngken (Newport, RI: The Dunn Foundation, 2002).