This is a very fun and easy to do lesson.
1. Warm up by asking the students/brainstorming why the world is wonderful. Write the student's answers on the board as you discuss or have them also do this in groups, filling out a webmap or graphic organizer....
2. Play the song and sing -- It's A Wonderful World. Give the attached lyric sheet handout and have them listen and fill in the missing words.
3. Get the students to cut up each line of the song sheet! (they love this!) and then mix up their pieces. Ask them to listen and put it together. You will need to listen to the song several times for this!
4. Give the students this Story Frame (attached) and using the things brainstormed, the students draw their wonderful world and describe the things they think make it wonderful!
Bingo -- you have a WONDERFUL lesson. You might also try this video showing the earth in one year!
Resources: Wonderful World ppt Lyric sheet and Lesson Story Frame template MP3 Lesson Plan 2
This David Attenborough version is amazing! Great way to present the song also.