Grade Level: Any
Duration: 15-30 minutes
Materials: paper and art supplies
Subjects: English and Art
Objective: This activity gives the students a chance to express their feelings about the rainforest and its destruction.
Method: After being bombarded by a mass amount of depressing information, many students need to express themselves through art or writing in order to handle all they've learned. So, after giving them the materials they need, instruct them to write either about something in the presentation that impressed them, or a letter to an official expressing their feeling about the rainforest. If they like to draw, have them draw a picture of their favorite animal, or a poster to put up around school educating their fellow students about the rainforest.
"Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire." -Anatole France