Welcome your students to class. While everyone is settling in, ask your students to share the most beautiful place they’ve ever seen. Encourage conversation about trips and vacations and beautiful natural landscapes that your students have seen.
- If you could leave TODAY on a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? (Answers will vary.)
We’re going to look at a couple of videos about some possible vacation destinations—let’s watch and compare the two. Share both of these videos back-to-back and then discuss.
Share the information from the following article with your students. You can also share the video clip [0:19] later down in the article. (The one at the top of the webpage isn’t relevant.)
New Delhi’s Smog Is So Bad That Planes Can’t Land
You can also show students the video from this website [2:18, can stop at 0:46]
25 Least Polluted Cities in the World (2020 Rankings)
- If you could visit one of the locations from these videos, which would you pick? Why? (Answers will vary.)
- What is so appealing about the places in the second video clip? (Answers will vary. Make sure students touch on the beauty of the cities or the purity of the air.)
- God made all of the places featured in both videos. What makes the place in the first video so unappealing? (Although the places in the first video were undoubtedly beautiful to begin with, they’ve lost their beauty because of contamination through pollution. Not only are they no longer beautiful—they are hazardous to your health.)
God made our world incredibly beautiful. His artwork and creativity can’t be matched by anything human hands can make. God’s nature is pure and beautiful. He made us pure and beautiful too—the masterpiece of an unparalleled Artist. While nature’s purity is challenged by over-development or pollution, our own purity is challenged by sin and temptation. Today we will talk about a group of young men God called to maintain purity in very difficult circumstances. Let’s see how they do.