Human Environmental Interaction 6th grade social studies Through THeatre and Visual Arts

The student will understand that humans, their society, and the environment affect each other.

SS6G8c. Explain the causes and effects of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

Students studied the historical facts surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986

Using visual prompts of actual people affected by the fallout, students wrote monologues from the perspectives of those individuals.

Through theatrical performance, students were able to connect with the history of Chernobyl and the life experiences of those portrayed in their monologues.

"I love when we act and show our hearts." - Javier, 6th Grade

Claude Monet's Impressionist Art & London Smog

SS6G8b. Explain the causes and effects of air pollution in the United Kingdom.

Climatologists and Environmental Scientists have gained a new respect for the works of Claude Monet, who painted hundreds of views of London's skyline between 1899 and 1905.

Student's learned that this series of Impressionist paintings is now being used as scientific evidence of the environmental conditions related to the smog that engulfed Victorian London.

"I liked how we learned what happened in the past in London because this person painted a painting of how the weather was like in London." - Keman, 6th Grade

A Barrow County School System CFIT Experience with Letitia Macdowell's 6th Grader's from Westside Middle School on September 5th, featuring ArtsNow Theater and Visual Arts Consultants, Susie Spear Purcell and Shannon Green.

Created By
Lee Bane


Created with images by rapidtravelchai - "Chernobyl 19" • Amort1939 - "pripyat chernobyl" • emmeffe6 - "Monet - House of Parliament" • edenpictures - "Houses of Parliament, Sunlight Effect"

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