VOICES FROM THE LAND
AND EXCHANGE PROJECT
EXPLORING CLIMATE CHANGE ACROSS GEOGRAPHIC
LOCATIONS THROUGH VISUAL AND MEDIA ARTS
Fifth and sixth grade students have created digital stories to share their
place-based examination of climate change in Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii.
Students in each state worked with teaching artists and their classroom
teachers to study climate science, write their story, design storyboards, paint
and utilize the iStopmotion application on the iPad to create animation films.
Once the films were completed, the students shared them with one another
and then connected via Skype to learn more about one another and how climate
change is affecting their land, their communities and their cultural traditions.
Filmmakers interviewed scientists, teachers, and students in each location
to create an interview based, short documentary of each project.