Category: Form 5: Rainforests:

Lesson 6: The Global Goals and the Tropical Rainforests…

Lesson 6: The Global Goals and the Tropical Rainforests…

 

Visual identity of the SDGs that shows each individual goal in colour boxes

 

L.O: To learn more about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and how they can help protect the rainforest against our impacts.

 

Starter – Task1:

Watch the short video on the UNSDGs and after it write in your own words one sentence what you think the UNSDGs are?

 

Key question for you?

 

Can you define what sustainability means AND explain why it is so important? (use the link below to help your answer if you need to and use PEEL to help structure your response).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/znmnb9q/revision/1

 

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Definition of the Goals from the UN…

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice”.

 

So which goal can help us protect the rainforest...goal no. 15

 

Development – Research and Collect and Visualise- Task 2: Using the resources below research and collect information on Goal. No. 15 Life on Land, making notes in your books on the following questions:

1) What are the aims of Goal No. 15?

2) What/who does the goal aim to support and help become more sustainable?

3) What are some of the main challenges?

4) What are some of the possible solutions? How does it try to manage the impacts of humans?

 

Resources:

https://www.globalgoals.org/15-life-on-land

https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals/goal-15-life-on-land.html

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2020/06/makeitright-campaign-world-environment-day/

An infograph on Goal No.15

Your task now is to produce a facebook profile page either electronically or on paper for Goal No. 15. Your profile should include:

1) A profile pic of Goal No. 15 (could be the goal itself or something to do with the land)

2) Its status, for example ” Today I am helping save the Amazon Rainforest”

3) Its hobbies and interests (protecting land on earth, preserving soil, protecting wildlife etc…as examples)

4) A newsfeed (just as a person would have on facebook) EXPLAINING how the goal is helping to solve the challenges facing the rainforest (can even provide some examples)

5) Photos, images short stories just as a person would have on facebook, giving visualisation of how Goal No. 15 helps to solve the challenges

***THE IDEA HERE IS TO BE AS CREATIVE AS POSSIBLE WITH YOUR PROFILE PAGE, WHILST AT THE SAME TIME MAKING SURE YOU GET ACROSS HOW GOAL NO.15 CAN HELP PROTECT THE RAINFOREST***

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Have we achieved today’s learning?

L.O: To learn more about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and how they can help protect the rainforest against our impacts.

 

                       

 

 

Lesson 5: Our Impacts on the Tropical Rainforests…

Lesson 5: Our Impacts on the Tropical Rainforests…

L.O: To identify and classify our negative impacts on the rainforest using SEEP (social, economic, environmental and political impacts)

 

Key Skill Development:

Identification

Classifiying using SEEP

Key Terms:

SEEP (do we know what they mean?)

Deforestation

Slash and Burn

Greenhouse gases

Loss of biodiversity

Impacts indigenous people

 

 

Starter – Task 1, ASK: 

Define today’s key terms in your books using your ipads to research the definition.

If this was your home, how would it impact you?

Discuss as a group.

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Development, COLLECT & VISUALISE –

Task 2: The “root” of the problem – DEFORESTATION

 

Can we find a definition for DEFORESTATION???

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/deforestation/443116#:~:text=Deforestation%20is%20the%20clearing%2C%20or,trees%20for%20thousands%20of%20years.

 

Next, watch the below video and make a list of all the impacts that deforestation has

 

Next, using your list, classify them underneath the appropriate category (social, economical, environmental & political). In your tables try to think of other negative impacts we have not identified yet (maybe even think about the key terms for today’s lesson)…

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Task 3, CREATE & ACT, Plenary – Solving the problem: 

 

How might we decrease the level of deforestation

that is taking place around the world?

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Create a small video for the Government Environmental Minister that is 90seconds long explaining your idea that will help decrease the level of deforestation. You can be as creative, innovative and informative as you like with your video, just make it count!

Lesson 4: Who lives in the Tropical Rainforest…?

Lesson 4: Who lives in the Tropical Rainforest…?

 

The Geo-Inquiry Process: Ask (develop question), Collect (acquire information), Visualize (analyze information), Create (develop stories), Act (share stories)

 

L.O: To know about a community of people who live in the rainforest and their way of life

 

Key Skill Development:

Identification

Research & Inquiry

Comparing skills

Key Terms:

Community

Indigenous people

Kayapo Indians

Traditions and Customs

(source of picture: https://www.pri.org/stories/2014-03-10/brazil-indigenous-tribes)

Lesson Task: You are going to work in groups of 4 to inquire more about the Kayapo Indians who live in the Amazon Rainforest. You will progress through the tasks and use the resources on this page to help you…

 

 

 Task 1 ASK: In your group work together to come up with as many questions as possible that you could

ASK the above Kayapo Indians in the above picture if they came for a visit to our school…YOU COULD ASK THE FOLLOWING (but try to come up with your own questions too):

WHERE do you come from?

WHAT is your language?

WHY do you wear head dresses and paints?

HOW do you get food?

WHO are your friends?

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Task 2 Collect: So where do the Kayapo Indians live?

When the Portuguese conquerors first arrived in Brazil, there were about five million Amerindians. Today there are only about 200,000 of which a few thousand are Kayapo’s. They live along the Xingu River in the eastern part of the Amazon rain forest, in several scattered villages. Their lands consist of tropical rain forest and savanna (grassland). The Amazon basin, which includes the Amazon River and its tributaries such as the Xingu, is sometimes referred to as Amazonia. It includes parts of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

 

The below map shows where the Kayapo Indians live today in the dark green area:

Q. Describe in your own words where the Kayapo Indians live today? (Remember describe something Obvious, Specific and perhaps Odd about their location).

 

 

(sources of map) http://braziliantribesgeographay-project.weebly.com/kayapo-information.html)

 

Task 3 – COLLECT some more: Give each student a role – Student A, Student B, Student C and Student D….

Watch the below video in your groups and perform the role that you have been given:

Student A,

Describe how the village looks and the kind of homes they live in (shape, size, materials, formation).

Describe some typical family traditions that you see.

 

Student B,

Describe the way Kayapo Indians dress, wear paint.

Describe the kind of weapons they use and how they hunt

 

Student C

Describe the kind of festivals they have, and how they celebrate.

Describe their connections with religion and the spirits.

 

and Student D….

Describe how they use modern technology.

Describe how we the modern world might be impacting upon their way of life.

(source of video: www.youtube.com)

Task 4 – Visualise and Create:

 

Access the below link by Bronwyn Donohue, an investigator into Kayapo Inidan life. From all the information she presents you are in your groups to create your own A2 sketch diagram of a typical Kayapo Indian village. Your teacher will give you the A2 paper, pens, pencils and colours. Your sketch must have:

  1. Features of a typical Kayapo Indian village (the houses, the farm land, the festival space, religious parts)
  2. Images of weapons, cooking utensils, typical dress and clothing
  3. Labels and colour
  4. An appropriate title

http://braziliantribesgeographay-project.weebly.com/kayapo-information.html

Task 5 – Plenary:

 

Should we give the Kayapo Indians more technology to make their lives easier?

What is your opinion? Explain with a PEEL paragraph

 

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Extra thinking

 

How does my life compare to the Kayapo Indian way of life? What are the major differences?

How could we ACT to preserve the Kayapo Indian way of life???

 

Have we achieved today’s learning objective?

L.O: To know about a community of people who live in the rainforest and their way of life

 

 

Lesson 3: Resources of the Tropical Rainforest…

Lesson 3: Resources of the Tropical Rainforest…

 

The Geo-Inquiry Process: Ask (develop question), Collect (acquire information), Visualize (analyze information), Create (develop stories), Act (share stories)

L.O: To know some of the resources of the Tropical Rainforest…

 

Key Skill Development:

Identification

Describing & Reasoning using PEEL

Key Terms:

Tropical Rainforest

Resources

Deforestation

Farming

Mining

Impacts

 

 

Starter…Task 1: Watch the short video and list as many

resources from the rainforest you can identify.

 

 

Development…Task 2: Look at the below wordle and try to  identify and explain  Five resources that the rainforest provides and why they are important to human beings.. Use PEEL to help structure your 5 explanations (they should be like small paragraphs)

 

(source all pictures – www.googlesearch.com)

 

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More Development…Research Task 3: Which resource is the most valuable?

 

In pairs, research the most valuable resources from the rainforest (remember valuable doesn’t have to mean the most expensive). You may wish to make a top 5 list in your research in terms of the most valuable resource. Have a sentence next each one stating why its such a worthy resource…

 

 

 

Plenary Task 4: 

What might the below cartoon be trying to say? Explain your answer…

Color lungs branches with leaves image, vector illustration
(source all pictures – www.googlesearch.com)

Have we achieved today’s learning objective?

L.O: To know some of the resources of the Tropical Rainforest…

 

Lesson 2: The Climate of the Tropical Rainforest – The Equatorial Climate…

Lesson 2: The Climate of the Tropical Rainforest – The Equatorial Climate…

The Geo-Inquiry Process: Ask (develop question), Collect (acquire information), Visualize (analyze information), Create (develop stories), Act (share stories)

Key Skill Development:

Identification

Describing using skill of OSO

Key Terms:

Equatorial Climate

Humidity

Precipitation

Climate Graph

 

L.O: To recap on what an Equatorial Climate is and to understand it in more detail through studying a climate graph

A imagem pode conter: texto“Tropical rainforest are found around the equator belt where there is higher levels of sunlight and rainfall (this kind of climate is known as an Equatorial Climate and is found on the Equator)…(source: google search engine)
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So…places like the Amazon Rainforest usually have the above scenario taking place…
Task 1:
How might you describe the photograph? REMEMBER OSO!!!
(source of picture: www.geographyalltheway.com)
CAN WE ASK THEN QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BELOW PHOTOGRAPHS AND SHORT VIDEO THAT WILL HELP US WITH TODAY’S LEARNING OBJECTIVE?
Task 2:
In pairs, ASK as many geographical style questions about the below photo’s
as you can to help you understand more about this environment and the climate…(for example, What kind of vegetation is it? Why does it grow here? How does this animal survive in this biome?
Photograph 1
Photograph 2
Photograph 3

Photograph 4

Amazon Photograph - Rainforest Lianas by Dr Morley Read
Photograph 5
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Photographs 6&7

(source of all photographs: google search engine)

 

(source: youtube geography videos)

 

Task 3: 

COLLECT AND VISUALISE- WALK AROUND LEARNING – Look at the below climate graph and in your same pairs try to collect the following information from your classmates in the room – you can ask your teacher to check your answers once you have attempted each question…

 

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1)What do you think the blue bars might represent?

2)What do you believe the orange line could be showing?

3)What possibly do the short words on the bottom axis mean?

4)What might the numbers on right axis mean?

5)What might the numbers on the left axis mean

 

Climate Graph of the Amazon:

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Task 4: CREATE –
The above climate graph shows the Equatorial Climate of the Amazon. We can see two main features:
1) That there is a consistently high temperature throughout the year – with very high temperatures in the summer/autumn months…
&
2) That the rainfall is consistently high throughout the year – with very high rainfall level in the winter/spring months
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE WHAT THE ABOVE CLIMATE GRAPH SHOWS???
In no less than 100 words try describe the above climate graph using our describing tool of OSO…
LET’S CHECK – HAVE WE ACHIEVED THE LEARNING FROM THIS SECTION?
L.O: To recap on what an Equatorial Climate is and to understand it in more detail through studying a climate graph
Lesson 1&2: What are Tropical Rainforests and Where do I find them? (including a virtual tour of the rainforest learning)

Lesson 1&2: What are Tropical Rainforests and Where do I find them? (including a virtual tour of the rainforest learning)

 

 

 

Title: Tropical Rainforests…

L.O: To know what the characteristics of tropical rainforests are and where they are located in the world…

 

Key Skill Development:

Identification

Describing

Reasoning

Key Terms:

Tropical Rainforest

Vegetation (plants and flowers)

Ecosystem & Biome

Heat Energy

Convectional Rainfall

Equator

Equatorial Climate

 

During our lessons we will be putting into practice the Geo-Inquiry framework for learning –

this will help us learn our Geography more effectively

The Geo-Inquiry Process: Ask (develop question), Collect (acquire information), Visualize (analyze information), Create (develop stories), Act (share stories)

Starter: 

TASK 1: ASK…

Make a list of the following as you watch the video – try and list as many as you can:

1) WHAT different animals can I see…

2) WHAT different vegetation can I see…

TASK 2: COLLECT INFORMATION ON CHARACTERISTICS…

“The tropical rainforests are the most abundant and biologically diverse ecosystems on planet earth.  The high amounts of sunlight and rainfall allow huge levels of plant growth via producers such as trees and forest ferns (vegetation), which in turn allow an abundance of consumers (animals and insects). This creates a high level of biodiversity in the ecosystem”…(source – www.coolgeography.com)

Use your ipads to research the answers to the following questions…

 

1)  What is a tropical rainforest?

2) What vegetation do I find in the tropical rainforest? (use your notes from the previous task to help)

3) What is an ecosystem?

4) What is a biome?

5) What is heat energy?

6) What is convectional rainfall?

7) What is an equatorial climate? Why do I find it at the equator?

So…the forest is packed full of plants and it is a genuine competition between plants for light and space.  The rainforest is layered, as plants try to take advantage of what space and light there is.

 

Task 3: Download the tropical rainforest task sheet underneath the diagram and label the characteristics of each layer and colour in appropriately…

 

 

 

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(source: http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/topics/rainforest.html)

Tropical rainforest layers task sheet…

TASK 4: VISUALISE – WHERE ARE THE TROPICAL RAINFORESTS LOCATED?…

Tropical rainforest are found around the equator belt where there is higher levels of sunlight and rainfall (this kind of climate is known as an Equatorial Climate)…

 

Tropical Rainforest Location

Map showing where we find tropical rainforests (source: Google Image Search)

Key Questions:

 

4) Using an atlas, identify 8 countries where you would find tropical rainforest…

5) Describe where we find tropical rainforests – answer in full sentences…

To help your description use the OSO tool when describing!

Obvious, Specific and Odd

 

(source: wwwgeographyalltheway.com)

 

Use the word/phrase bank below also to help your response:

Equator

Between Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn

South America, Africa, South East Asia (and some of the countries you have already identified)

 

Task 4: Mini case study example…The Amazon Rainforest!

 

A Virtual tour of the Tropical Rainforest…

Take the virtual tour of the Tropical Rainforest in the Amazon and download the accompanying task sheet underneath to answer as you take the tour…

 

tropical rainforest virtual tour task sheet

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEsV5rqbVNQ

 

 

 

Did You Know…

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“Within four square miles of tropical rainforest, you will find 1500 flowering plant species and 750 types of trees”…

Plenary: TASK 5 – CREATE A DISCUSSION

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“The Tropical Rainforest isn’t my concern because it’s miles away from where I live”

Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Discuss within the class…

 

LET’S CHECK – HAVE WE ACHIEVED THE LEARNING FROM THIS SECTION?

 

L.O: To know what the characteristics of tropical rainforests are and where they are located in the world…