This song is a fantastic choice for any group of singers! The lyrics teach a beautiful lesson about gratitude and appreciation. The imagery is familiar to all, and the ASL poetic interpretation is extremely accessible, making this a great choice for those with varying abilities. We, at 4th Wall, use this song as an introduction to signing, as there are many basic signs (like colors) within this iconic song.
Performing in sign language is a great learning experience for your students, and it makes singing more accessible to all students… not to mention it’s a big hit with audiences! This easy-to-follow video provides an American Sign Language interpretation for the song, including signs created with students of varying abilities in mind. Singing is for everyone!
We recommend including it as part of a writing/poetry lesson with these Wonderful World Worksheets - Poetry and Music
. And of course, for your big show you can use our What a Wonderful World - Instrumental Track
or What a Wonderful World - Vocal Track