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Play on ‘Climate Change’ CHARACTERS - • NARRATOR • EARTH • GREENHOUSE GASES Dimmed lights empty stage. Narrator can remain at the side of stage or back stage. NARRATOR – We all love to hear stories : from Cinderella to the Ramayana they get more and more interesting but ever wondered about the story of our home our planet – the Earth Well let me tell you the most interesting story of all – the story of your home our planet and Mother Earth. Earth was born billions and billions of years ago. Sound of baby crying NARRATOR - She was very provisional to all her inhabitants such as the cavemen of the early years – Lights brighten. Choose between enactment or video of cavemen trying to make fire using rocks Lights dim. Cavemen exit. NARRATOR- …to giving us the space and resources to advance in terms of technology – Lights brighten. Choose between enactment or video of people using laptops and cell phones excessively in corporate outfits Lights dim. People exit. NARRATOR – However over the years one thing about the earth has drastically changed with time… Lights brighten. Earth in bed with thermometer in mouth. NARRATOR – Her health has deteriorated as her temperature has increased… Powerpoint shows picture of thermometer with very high temperature. NARRATOR- Now you must be wondering how this happened to our earth. This rise in temperature for the Earth was because of dreaded greenhouse gases Greenhouse gases enter. Enactment mime of greenhouse gases surrounding earth. Start forming a circle and dancing around earth with vicious-looking eyes and bold angry steps. Cue scary opera music. EARTH – It’s getting too hot. I can’t breathe….

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Greenhouse gases laugh evilly EARTH points to audience – Why are you humans doing this to me Sudden stop to music. NARRATOR- Yes it is our fault that the world is in this state. Choose between powerpoint on the destruction of the earth or 10 second enactment mime on the destruction of the earth Cue song “If everyone cared” by Nickelback lyrics given in play side notes document. Stop after the end of ppt or enactments NARRATOR – But it’s not too late to save our earth… Choose between powerpoint on saving the earth or enactments on the same Cue song “ We are one” from Lion King lyrics given in play side notes document. NARRATOR – We can do it if we believe it. We can do it together… Lights dim Finale Lights brighten All actors and chorus on stage holding hands swaying side by side and singing “We are the world” by Michael Jackson lyrics given in play side notes document. Black out The end

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SIDE NOTES FOR PLAY COSTUME – Earth – blue tee shirt and jeans with green splotches painted on to symbolize earth. Green house gases – all black CHOICES – Choices signify that that part of the act and be played using powerpoint presentations or an actual enactment. Choose one or the other depending on your resources. If the enactment is a mime use no words and show only the action to be represented. IF EVERYONE CARED LYRICS From underneath the trees we watch the sky Confusing stars for satellites I never dreamed that youd be mine But here we are were here tonight Singing Amen I Im alive Singing Amen I Im alive Chorus: If everyone cared and nobody cried If everyone loved and nobody lied If everyone shared and swallowed their pride Then wed see the day when nobody died And Im singing Amen I Amen I Im alive Amen I Amen I Amen I Im alive And in the air the fireflies Our only light in paradise Well show the world they were wrong And teach them all to sing along Singing Amen I Im alive Singing Amen I Im alive Im alive Chorus x2 And as we lie beneath the stars We realize how small we are If they could love like you and me Imagine what the world could be

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If everyone cared and nobody cried If everyone loved and nobody lied If everyone shared and swallowed their pride Then wed see the day when nobody died When nobody died... Chorus Wed see the day wed see the day When nobody died Wed see the day wed see the day When nobody died Wed see the day when nobody died WE ARE ONE LYRICS As you go through life youll see There is so much that we Dont understand And the only thing we know Is things dont always go The way we planned But youll see every day That well never turn away When it seems all your dreams come undone We will stand by your side Filled with hope and filled with pride We are more than we are We are one If theres so much I must be Can I still just be me The way I am Can I trust in my own heart Or am I just one part Of some big plan Even those who are gone Are with us as we go on Your journey has only begun Tears of pain tears of joy One thing nothing can destroy Is our pride deep inside We are one

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We are one you and I We are like the earth and sky One family under the sun All the wisdom to lead All the courage that you need You will find when you see We are one WE ARE THE WORLD LYRICS There comes a time When we head a certain call When the world must come together as one There are people dying And its time to lend a hand to life The greatest gift of all We cant go on Pretneding day by day That someone somewhere will soon make a change We are all a part of Gods great big family And the truth you know love is all we need Chorus We are the world We are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me Send them your heart So theyll know that someone cares And their lives will be stronger and free As God has shown us by turning stone to bread So we all must lend a helping hand Chorus We are the world We are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making

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Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me When youre down and out There seems no hope at all But if you just believe Theres no way we can fall Well well well well let us realize That a change will only come When we stand together as one Chorus We are the world We are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So lets start giving Theres a choice were making Were saving our own lives Its true well make a better day Just you and me LINKS – If everyone cared –http://www.youtube.com/watchv-IUSZyjiYuYobav3e We are one - http://www.youtube.com/watchvglDGAo9SIqs We are the world - http://www.youtube.com/watchvqcwblvqir-s PICTURES- Thermometer: http://www.learner.org/courses/essential/physicalsci/images/s7.thermometer.jpg PP1 – Show videos or pictures of the way humans are hurting the earth such as – 1 Deforestation 2 Using cars 3 Littering streets 4 Burning garbage 5 Throwing away plastic 6 Factories emitting smoke

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7 Using paper Instead of using the powerpoint presentation you can enact scenes too. PP2 – Show videos or pictures of the way humans can reduce their carbon footprint 1 Do not waste paper 2 Plant trees 3 Use public transport 4 Use cloth bags 5 Use bicycles 6 Recycle plastic bags Play and play side notes document prepared by Kritika Shah a Std XII student of The International School Bangalore

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