E.T. A: LOCAL WAY OF LEARNING E-3
Title: POLLUTION PICTURE FILE
Author: Ruth Emery, Eulalie R. Rivera
Grade Level: Elementary School
2. Ecosystem 1. Language Arts
8. Values and Attitudes 2. Social Studies
The students will compile a picture file of unpolluted air, water, and land. The students will
also compile a file of pictures depicting Air Pollution, Water Pollution, and Land Pollution.
There is a need to sensitize children early to the pollution that is around us, no matter where we
are. At this age, it is better to stress the beauty that is there or that could be around us, if we
made the effort to have it so!
A. Have each student bring in pictures of unpolluted air, water and land.
Beautiful Air: Pictures of oceans, beaches, countryside, towns, hills, forests against the
beautiful Caribbean skies, etc.
Clear Water: Clean bays, lagoons, seas, pools, springs, streams, fountains etc.
Clean Land: Neat yards, beautiful grounds, clean streets, parks, neat, farm beautiful
buildings and -gardens, etc.
B. Have each student bring in pictures of pollution water, land and air. They might include
Polluted Air: Someone smoking, a smog filled city, people wearing face masks, car
exhaust, a burning dump, a jet trail, brush burning, people spraying
pesticides on crops or fruit trees, etc.
Polluted Water: A polluted pond, stream, ocean, a muddy river, an oil slick, etc.
Polluted Land: A junkyard, litter, abandoned houses or cars, rats around a garbage pail,
piles of debris, etc.
C. When a sufficient number of pictures are available, have a class showing and discussion.
1. Show the children the pictures in which land, air, and water are fresh, clean and
2. Show your students the pictures of pollution. Indicate that when air, land and water
become dirty, they are polluted. (A pollutant is any material, which dirties another
material when added to it. Discuss the fact that people cause pollution.)
3. Ask which they would prefer to see near their homes and why.
Adapted from Beginning: Curriculum Highlights, J.B. Lippincott Co.