Sunday, October 21, 2012
These are are few images and poems that I either have used or would like to use in my classes.
I think I could use this with my Senior Environmental Science course:
There are two poems that I have used to start units: the following Tree poem was at the start of a Deciduous Forest study:
Let the trees be consultedbefore you take any actionevery time you breathe inthank a treelet tree roots crack parking lots at the world bank headquarterslet loggers be druidsspecially trained and rewardedto sacrifice trees at auspicious timeslet carpenters be master artisanslet lumber be treasured like goldlet chainsaws be played like saxophoneslet soldiers on maneuvers plant treesgive police and criminalsa shovel and a thousand seedlingslet businessmen carry pocketfuls of acornslet newlyweds honeymoon in the woodswalk don't drivestop reading newspapersstop writing poetrysquat under a tree and tell stories..- John Wright
I would like to use this one by e. e. cummings in an Ocean ecology unit:
maggie and milly and molly and maywent down to the beach (to play one day)and maggie discovered a shell that sangso sweetly she couldnt remember her troubles, andmilly befriended a stranded starwhose rays five languid fingers were;and molly was chased by a horrible thingwhich raced sideways while blowing bubbles: andmay came home with a smooth round stoneas small as a world and as large as alone.for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)its always ourselves we find in the sea.- e. e. Cummings
I wonder if I or my students could make this: