This Unit of work was created for a Year 8 English class studying a thematic unit about environmental concerns. The Unit can be broken up into 3 sections
Section 1 - The Unit starts by looking at some background information about earths water. Students are then presented with question prompts for a visualisation exercise.
Before the poems there are three images of the ocean, The Gulf Stream by Winslow Homer, The Wave by Katsushika Hokusai, and Sea Turtle by Christian Vizl. There are two questions on each image.
Optional Homework activity - Sea / Ocean Collage
Poetry of the sea includes;
The Seal by William Jay Smith - 7 Questions
The Ocean by Nathaniel Hawthorne - 6 questions
Sea Lullaby - Elinor Wylie - 3 Questions
There is an extract from Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Little Mermaid' as a comparison to poems.
Save the Oceans - Class collection of ideas / Problems affecting oceans of the world/ Efforts being made to protect our oceans. There are 3 poems that speak about the issues. Students are asked to list the issues the poet is raising. Student are then asked to submit a poem on the theme 'Save the Oceans', there are instructions and ideas for students and a writing space.
25 pages in all - All Answers provided.