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Quest 2 - Local Impacts of Deforestation (11-14yrs)

Quest 2 - Local Impacts of Deforestation (11-14yrs)

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11-14 Years (Key Stage 3)
Quest 2: Local Impacts of Deforestation
Product Success Criteria:
The presentation will address and highlight the damaging effects of deforestation on the living creatures andindigenous populations of the rainforest.It will focus on the following crucial issues:
Biodiversity and the extinction of species
The economic dilemma for local indigenous populations
The forest as a life support system: ecosystem services
Sustainable forestry and incentives to protect embracing the principles of ecological economics:eco tourism, carbon trading and other revenue raising programmesThe presentation should identify a target audience and be scripted accordingly
Organisation:
Students could work as a class or year group, within a cross-curricular framework
The project requires a multi-role approach, for example using puppet design, set design, scripting,puppeteers, marketing etc
Development:
Based on their experiences, students could run a series of workshops for primary school groups
Conduct research into connected issues, for example, the politics of the problem: climate as acentral focus for debate this century, biodiversity and restoration for profit
Role of rainforests in climate change
For interesting ways to develop the theme in this lesson please visit the following organisations:Conservation International - 
www.conservation.org/Pages/default.aspx Lots of multimedia resources available to learn about all aspects of conservation.
EDF Pod for Greener Learning -
http://www.jointhepod.org/ Find examples of best practice in the quest to reduce the impact of climatechange by going to The Pod for Greener Learning. Schools can also apply for funding to improve the sustainability of their schools through the EDF EnergyGreen Fund.
 
 
Focus:
Local Impacts of Deforestation
Objective:
To produce a 45-minute presentation, using puppetry designed and made bythe students
Materials:
> Rainforest Sounds – listen to the rainforest sounds from the FreeResources/Rainforest Multimedia area, to help your class get into the zone> Useful Videos – also under Free Resources/Rainforest Multimedia

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