Witnessing Icebergs

Camille Seaman's photoessay, "Witnessing Icebergs" documents just a tip of the problem of climate change through images of icebergs in both the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions. After viewing the haunting images, viewers respond to a series of discussion questions, and then craft a written reflection that demonstrates their understanding of Seaman's warning.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson, asking class members to view the photo essay and record their impressions and questions out of class before returning for group and then whole-class sharing
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a paid subscription to view the interactive National Geographic map
  • A link to the photo essay is provided
Pros

  • The six page resource includes background information about Camille Seaman and icebergs, a plan, discussion questions, and writing prompts
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS