"Teaching Peace has attained an unshakable position as a
'classic among classics'." The 13 great songs, printed lyrics
enclosed, are good for young and old(er). The messages are both
direct: "One by one, in our work and in our play, we are
teaching peace by what we do and what we say," and funny
"The world's got salami, the world's got cheese" (from
"Hooray for the World").
"Use a Word" urges talking over hitting back: "When
someone hurts your pride, And you want to run and hide, Use a
Teaching Peace, Places In The World, Say Hi!, I Think You're Wonderful,
Rapp Song, Barnyard Boogie, Hooray For The World, With Two Wings,
Use A Word, See Me Beautiful, Shake Your Brain and Listen.
Available as CD and cassette. The website below also offers a
songbook and teacher's guide.
For more information:
A teenaged friend sent us "The Meatrix" to watch: This new
animated short from Free Range Graphics is funny and serious at the
same time. Take a look at:
"As its name implies, the Meatrix spoofs the popular Matrix movies.
But instead of Keanu Reaves, the Meatrix stars a young pig, Leo, who
lives on a pleasant family farm ... he thinks. Leo is approached by
a wise and mysterious cow, Moopheus, who shows Leo the truth about modern
farming -- the truth about the Meatrix!
It may be humorous, but the film also brings up an important issue:
factory farming. Huge, industrial farms have all but wiped out the family
farm in America. Along the way, they are damaging our health, our environment
and our communities (not to mention the lives of billions of animals).
But the Meatrix isn’t all gloom and doom. In fact, it ends with an upbeat,
meaningful way that YOU can help fight the factory farming crisis --
the Eat Well Guide,
an online healthy-living resource that allows you to enter your zip
code and find nearby family farms that produce organic, safe produce
and meat: Supporting family farmers is an effective way for us all to
protect the environment, our health and animal rights. The Eat Well
Guide makes it easy."
Biodiversity and more: from the fact-filled website
of the World
is Biodiversity? You might not be familiar with the word
biodiversity, but biodiversity is all around you, and even on and
in you! Read on to find out more about the incredible diversity
of living things that share our planet.
change and global warming -- Global
Warming - Kids Page
There is lots of good basic information here,
is the difference between "global warming" and "climate change?"
"Global warming" refers to the increase of the Earth's average surface
temperature, due to a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
"Climate change" is a broader term that refers to long-term changes
in climate, including average temperature and precipitation.
about water and pollution, a recommended educational resource
interactive units dramatically demonstrate water pollution -- and
its prevention, through use of a hands-on model that demonstrates how
different land uses affect water quality. "People of all ages use
and enjoy learning with EnviroScape. EnviroScape is in every state in
the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries. EnviroScape users include
schools; federal, state and local government; community associations;
conservation districts; corporations; consultants; universities; nonprofit
organizations; nature centers; zoos; youth programs and more."
(Recommended by Envirolink)