Last week, as the 4th grade is learning about wild animals I thougt it would be good to talk about wild species that are in danger of extintion. One of the activities was to listen(without watching the video) to the song "I'll swim, i'll swim" by Kelly family and pay attention to the sounds of animals and try to take notes of their names
After that I gave students the lyrics but incomplete, the words missing were the ones that were related to what I wanted to talk about with the students (ex: rescue, swim,dream,children, killing, sea,) They listened to the song twice and completed the lyrics.As we corrected we talked about endangered species, the importance of keeping them alive, take care of them etc...
Finally I showed them a page about engangered species : http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/endangered.shtml and in pairs they had to choose one animal and search some basic information about it . name/ where does it live?/ what does it eat?
Afterwards they presented their animal to the class.