Blackout Poems are a great idea I got from one of my English teacher brethren. These are a great way to have students practice what they know about Environmental Worldviews or Environmental Value Systems. They will need to interpret a value system in order to black-out parts of a David Suzuki quote. The words left behind make up the “blackout poem”.
Students really have to think about the various value systems in order to do this activity. You can also have other students try to interpret each others’ poems for even more analysis.
This activity includes a printable set of quotes so that all you have to do is have black markers and copies. I have also included several blackout poems that can be interpreted.