Students will assume characters in a class drama centered around preserving the environment. Students will step into role as different living things that inhabit a forest. Students will then participate in a role drama where they improvise dialogue and analyze environmental concepts. In the class drama, the teacher steps into role as a greedy developer and announces that he intends to take down the forest and build a factory. Students in turn defend their habitat and attempt to persuade the developer to leave their home as it is. Through persuasive writing and role-playing students explore their own understanding of the environment.