ABSTRACT

In On Meadowview Street, economical text and tender, acrylic paintings tell the story of Caroline, a girl whose family has just moved to Meadowview Street. Students learn that, in an effort to meet their needs, people can change an environment in both helpful and harmful ways. Invite students to find a partner. Invite the class to add the label to their Wonder Journals and then draw a picture that shows how they think the meadow would look after people had moved into the environment. Students learn that humans can change an environment to meet their needs. Often those changes are harmful to the environment. But people’s need for food and desire for beautiful places can motivate them to restore an environment.