The Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
We should all make sure our children are aware how important our Planet is and we need to take care of it.
"May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life".
U Thant, third Secretary-General of the United Nations
Here is some rap for your students to listen to and follow by writing their own ones on the subject:
The transcription in case you need it:)
We are currently orbiting Planet Earth.
I am picking up some noises...sounds like... cool music...
Such a beautiful...such a beautiful...such a beautiful... Beautiful world.
I'm the Earth, and for what it's worth 25 thousand miles is my girth
I've got more than 7 billion people living on me
All across my amazing geography
Check out my mountains, valleys, trees so tall
And I've got lakes, rivers and waterfalls
Volcanoes, craters, swamps with alligators
Tropical islands at my equator
The North and South poles have lots of ice
Only Polar Bears say, "This weather's nice!"
I've got so much land, yeah, I'm so immense I've got 7, 7 different continents
North and South America, Europe, Asia Africa, Antarctica, and Australia
But the biggest thing,
Everybody can see
Is that I gotta lotta water, all over me!
I have oceans with lobsters, whales, otters
Three quarters of me is covered in water
I orbit the sun - ("I'm so hot") - that's his line
And the moon orbits me - ("It's my time to shine")
I'm filled with life, both big and small
The most beautiful planet of all.
Such a beautiful...such a beautiful...such a beautiful... beautiful world.
It is the home to every boy and girl
It's a beautiful, beautiful world.
I'm getting homesick. Me too. Computer, take us home.
Our raps will be posted here soon. That's a promise!