The Rainforest - Rainforest Layer Cake

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Activity 1

The Rainforest Hotel
Welcome to the rainforest hotel. You are the receptionist. Your job is to make sure each animal guest gets to the correct room Watch the 'Rainforest Check-in' video to help you put everyone on the correct layer
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Activity 1

Rainforest Check-in Video
Watch the guests check-in to the Rainforest Layer Hotel and use the clues to put them in the correct rooms
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From the Curriculum

Strand: Natural Environments
Strand Unit: Weather and Climate

Curriculum Objectives

The child should be enabled to become familiar with aspects of these periods:
1) develop some awareness of weather and climate patterns and their relationship with plant, animal and human life in some environments in other parts of the world
2) study weather variations during the year and their influence on plants, animals and humans

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