Changing Landscape

Writing Prompt and Drawing Activity

Consider how a landscape changes over time with a writing prompt and drawing activity below. Read Thomas Cole’s Essay on American Scenery that he wrote in 1836 and record your observations of the landscape today. These educational activities for K-12 school children are designed to teach the curriculum theme of the Industrial Revolution.

Read Cole's Essay

Write Your Own Essay on American Scenery

Grades K-5

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Grades 6-12

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Imagine What the Landscape Will Look like 100 years from Now

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Jennifer GreimChanging Landscape