CHARACTER EDUCATION ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
A group or society must
preserve its collective resources.
Students will learn a song that expresses the finite nature of natural resources, and be introduced to factors to be considered when making environmental choices.
Music to "It's a Small World" by Sherman and Sherman, Walt Disney, Inc.
This activity presents the concept that technology for recycling and renewing resources, developing new resources, and discovering alternate uses for existing resources is critical for maintaining and improving our health, welfare, and economic prosperity.
You may wish to begin by teaching the class the original song "It's a Small World".
Then teach these additional verses:
There is just so much water and so much air
So many people using up so much so fast
On this spaceship earth we are all a crew
Follow up with a discussion using the following questions.
Discuss each verse.
Q: Why is it important that we share land and food?
Sing the song to another class; invite the principal to hear it.