Jasonville art teacher Amy Campbell recently gave her 5th graders an art lesson with a difference. Amy introduced the Shakamak Elementary class to the controversial issue of shark finning – the practice of hacking the fins off living sharks which are then thrown back into the ocean where they die a painful death. The children were outraged by what they discovered and were keen to let other students and teachers know about shark finning via their art work.
Below are some examples of the students’ art which was displayed in the school hallway.
Thank you to Amy and the kids at Shakamak Elementary for educating others in their community about shark finning.
Teachers and educators: would you like to tell others the truth about sharks? Do you want to expose the myth that all sharks are maneaters? Do you want to educate your class about shark finning? Visit the links below to access a comprehensive range of teaching materials for all ages: