The Rainforest - Attack on the Rainforest

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UN Phonecall
Investigator, you are being sent to the Amazon to investigate reports of deforestation. Let us know what you find
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Activity 1

You need to visit the illegal sites in rainforest, investigate the clues and see if you can figure out why they are chopping down trees.
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Activity 2

The Effects
Now that we know why they were chopping trees, we need to investigate the effects on the plants, animals and people of the area
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Activity 3

The Solutions
Inspector, we have arrested the people in charge of each illegal site. You will need to interview the owners and decide what should happen with them
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From the Curriculum

Strand: Environmental Awareness and Care
Strand Unit: Environmental Awareness

Curriculum Objectives

The child should be enabled to become familiar with aspects of these periods:
1) develop some awareness of the types of environment which exist in Ireland and other parts of the world
2) recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments

Learning Objectives

-use the language of history including: chronology, timeline, causes, sources.

-sequence the events leading up to the start of WW1.

-identify some of the reasons why WW1 started.

-use online sources of information to research the flags of WW1 countries.

Learning Activities

-Video Stimulus: watch the video stimulus explaining the causes of WW1, pausing the video when prompted to answer stimulus questions.
-Comic Strip Sequencing: draw a three piece comic strip that explains the events of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination.
-Summarising: using the video content, summarise three reasons why war was inevitable, even without Ferdinand's assassination.
-Flag Research: using ICT resources, research the flags of various countries that took part in WW1. Research carefully to make sure you are finding sources that show WW1 flags not modern flags.


-Teacher Designed Tasks:
1) Comic Strip Sequence
2) Reasons for War
3) Flag Research Sheet

-Teacher Questioning:
1) Can you identify a few reasons why WW1 started?
2) Can you put the events of Franz Ferdinand's assassination in order?

Rang Maher