3rd October 2003 at 01:00
The content of this article can form a basis for an "issues based" project at key stages 2-4. Alert pupils to the dangers created by global-warming, insecticides etc, and the impact on the bird and insect population. Provide opportunities to observe and record from first-hand sources the range of floral forms and natural wildlife that might be affected by the activities of humans.

Establish critical studies links by showing pupils examples of the work of artists who have presented idyllic depictions of a fecund rural environment (for example, John Audubon's "Great Blue Heron" and Thomas Moran, whose work led to the establishment of Yellowstone National Park) with those who have concentrated on environmental devastation (for example, Rob Scholte's "After Us The Flood" which highlights our apparent unconcern for the generations that will follow us). Set students the task of producing a postercollage which raises awareness of conservation issues. This will provide opportunities for a study of different graphic poster styles such as work by Toulouse Lautrec and 1930s railway seaside posters.

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