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#13: Climate Action

Art Idea:
Literacy & Art

 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Art by Judi & Ron Barrett.

Read the book or watch the film ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’.

 

Use this book as inspiration to draw or paint a new scene from the book, show us what might happen if the world’s climate continues to change.

 

Might it rain Sushi, Vegemite sandwiches or might our streets flood with ice cream and jelly?

Listen the the story here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5uXp4694sE

The Lorax by Dr.Seuss (book & film) is also another great way to talk about climate change and action.

 

What does climate action have to do with art
How might artists show their concern through their artworks?

 

Find out: Watch this clip to learn more about the importance of our climate and climate action around the world.

 

While you are watching and listening you might like to think about these questions.

What do the words climate and action mean?

Can you translate these words into another language?

How might artists express their ideas and feeling through their artworks?

Understanding Goal 13: Responsible Consumption & Production (Primary)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x68J435E0S4

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Understanding

Climate Change for kids

https://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/big-questions/

https://simplebooklet.com/theartofclimateaction2#page=1

https://www.outsideonline.com/culture/books-media/these-artists-are-trying-make-climate-change-feel-visceral/

 

Climate change: Earth's giant game of Tetris

 

 

 

Climate Change: Crash Course Kids #41.2

Artists

Mural Art

https://seawalls.org/murals/

 

Photography

Andreas Gursky (German)

 

Facts about Andreas Gursky

https://blog.artsper.com/en/a-closer-look/10-things-to-know-about-andreas-gursky/

https://www.theartstory.org/artist/gursky-andreas/

 

Olafur Eliasson (Icelandic-Danish)

Pangea Seed Foundation

https://www.pangeaseed.foundation/

 

Jill Pelto (American)

https://www.jillpelto.com/outreach

 

 

 

 

Eve Mosher (American)

Noel Kassewitz (American)

https://www.noelkassewitz.com/hopefloats

https://artzealous.com/artpowerwomen-series-noel-kassewitzs-artwork-is-climate-change-ready/

 

 Jeannie Baker (Australian)

 

Zaria Forman (American)

https://www.zariaforman.com/

(C) Jill Pelto

Research & Resources

Here are some search terms:

  • climate action & art

  • artists showing climate change

  • fighting climate change with art

 

 BOOK LIST: https://www.honestlymodern.com/un-sdg-climate-action-picture-books/

 

 

Teacher Resource

https://www.frankejames.com/can-you-make-climate-change-art/

https://juliesbicycle.com/category/get-creative/

 

Art Idea:
Literacy & Art

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Art by Judi & Ron Barrett.

Read the book or watch the film ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’.

 

Use this book as inspiration to draw or paint a new scene from the book. Use your wild imagination to show us what might happen if the world’s climate continues to change.

 

Might it rain sushi, vegemite sandwiches or might our streets flood with ice cream and jelly?

Cloudy with a Chance of meatballs (Listen the story here)

The Lorax by Dr.Seuss (book & film) is also another great way to talk about climate change and action.

 

Art Idea:
Film & Art

Watch the clip by Steve Cutts called MAN.

You will probably need o watch this a number of times as there is so much to see and think about.

 

Imagine Steve Cutts asked you to add in an extra scene. Use your imagination to draw an extra scene.

 

Or you might like to choose your favourite part and create an extended or giant drawing-see our student's work below.

 

Art Idea: Illustrating a Quote

Many years ago I attended a workshop in Rome, Italy with the wonderful Cathy Berger-Kaye and was inspired with the idea of asking students to illustrate quotes. I tried this out with my students after another visit from Cathy to my school in China. It was fascinating to see that student asked a lot of questions about what to do and how to illustrate a quote, but I stuck with Cathy's suggestion of 'illustrate the quote' without giving students any more guidance.

For this art idea, students can find their own quote about Climate Action or make up their own quote. Illustrating these would make a great piece of art.

 

Artworks could be displayed in your community or produced into a calendar, gift cards or memory card game for sale.

http://www.cbkassociates.com/abcd-books/curriculum/quotable-quotes/

(To receive a copy of my 50 favorite quotes, send me an email: cathy@cbkassociates.com.)

https://blog.publicgoods.com/14-climate-change-quotes-that-will-inspire-you-to-take-action/

https://kidadl.com/articles/best-climate-change-quotes-to-inspire-you-into-action

 Noel Kassewitz

Sculpture or photograph

 

Look at artwork by

Noel Kassewitz.

 

Could you create your own piece of floating art inspired by this artist and climate change?

What kinds of materials might you need to make sure your artwork floats and is waterproof?

Taking Action

Here is a list of ideas from the Good Life Goals that can help you to take action on goal #13.

Resources:

https://sdghub.com/goodlifegoals/

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Taking Action

Where do I start?

Show & Tell 2025

Get Up Australia!

Resources and ideas on Taking Action

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