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Using Decision-making and Entrepreneurial Thinking
Young Voices for the Planet is a film series that aims to share the success stories of the youth who are working to limit the negative effects of climate change. The goal is to address communities and society as a whole to make a difference for the planet.
In this film, a group of children from Rivertown sing with folk idol, Pete Seeger, who writes and sings songs about topics addressing social justice and planet action. He inspired and guided these children to understand the importance of having environmental awareness and responsibility. He visited the children's classroom where they learned about the Hudson River and how to protect it. Watch how Pete Seeger and these students use music to make a difference for the world!
With Pete's teaching and positive energy, the children were able to participate in a concert and even wrote their own songs! One of them was titled "We Sing Out!" and proved that children's voices matter. After a few concerts, Pete created an album with the students, and they even won a grammy award!
This is one way you can incorporate art into teaching sustainability. Whether you're an art teacher or not, you can give your students an activity where they can write their own songs about the planet. This is also teaching them to use entrepreneurial thinking because they are engaging in non-traditional strategies to solve a problem while using their creativity and artistry.
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