Step 4: Understand Impact
Updated: Feb 17
Students evaluated online and print resources to gain insight into the global impact of plastic pollution. They learned to evaluate the reliability of sources and documented their understanding using Google Slides. They learned to locate and import student-friendly images and videos and shared them with each other via Google Classroom. They began to consider visual storytelling as a medium and discussed the visual components that evoked empathic responses for them personally and articulated why. They were especially drawn to clear, high resolution images of images of individual animals (with faces), simple infographics, and short informational videos. As their projects evolved, they gained insight into how other children might interpret or react to images and information. They began to understand that a high level of discomfort can lead to avoidance rather than action.