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Rainforests

Rainforests

Rainforests by Scoilnet

Why not turn your classroom into a rainforest! Most of the links here relate to SESE Geography but you will also find some for English, Maths, Drama and Visual Arts.


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Teachers


Rainforest Facts

http://kidsforsavingearth.org/RainforestFacts.pdf Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Presents short facts answering the questions - What is a rainforest? Where are they located? Why are the disappearing? Why should we protect them?

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to class. Lots of points for discussion.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise and investigate aspects of human activities which may have positive or adverse effects on environments

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to class. Lots of points for discussion.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Mongabay - Rainforests

http://kids.mongabay.com Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Covers maps, pictures, and interviews with scientists. The destruction of forests is covered in detail and there is also a section on the native people of the forests.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments

Suggestions for use: Take your class deep into the rainforest as you explore these topics. Assign cooperative learning groups specific topics to investigate at the site.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise and investigate aspects of human activities which may have positive or adverse effects on environments

Suggestions for use: Take your class deep into the rainforest as you explore these topics. Assign cooperative learning groups specific topics to investigate at the site.

JC
Geography

Strand: The Human Habitat

Strand unit: Life Support Systems

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Where are the Rainforests?

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personne...nforest/Edit560s6/www/where.html#AF Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Gives a map of the world with locations of the rainforests. Some short additional information given on each location - S America, Asia, Africa, Australia.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments

Suggestions for use: Get the children to discuss what countries are covered by these locations. Use this as a starter activity before exploring rainforests in more detail.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise and investigate aspects of human activities which may have positive or adverse effects on environments

Suggestions for use: Get the children to discuss what countries are covered by these locations. Use this as a starter activity before exploring rainforests in more detail.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Stories Set in Rainforests

http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids/stories Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

A series of short stories about people - mostly young people - who live in the rainforest. Among the stories are: Chayo's Andean Home; My Dad the Ranger; Manny Manatee and the Mystery of the Murky Water.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • experience a shared response to fiction through the use of a class novel
  • extend and develop his/her response to increasingly challenging reading material
  • read aloud with expression

Suggestions for use: Nice way to combine reading with Geography and an awareness for teh environment.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , Spanish
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

World Biomes - Rainforest

http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/rainforest.html Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Page of clear notes on rainforests covering location, weather, plants, animals and people.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments

Suggestions for use: Get the students to put the locations on a map of the world. This resources is more for background teacher information.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise and investigate aspects of human activities which may have positive or adverse effects on environments

Suggestions for use: Get the students to put the locations on a map of the world. This resources is more for background teacher information.

JC
Geography

Strand: The Human Habitat

Strand unit: Life Support Systems

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Gallery of Rainforest Photos

http://www.leslietaylor.net/gallery/gallery.htm Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Series of photographs of the Amazon Rainforest covering the trees and plants, the native tribes, and rivers and watherfalls. Also contains a section on the destruction of the forests.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Suggestions for use: The large images would be perfect for a discussion on the rainforests and the future of rainforests.

JC
Geography

Strand: The Human Habitat

Strand unit: Life Support Systems

Suggestions for use: The large images would be perfect for a discussion on the rainforests and the future of rainforests.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Rainforests

http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/index.htm Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Part of the 'What Is It Like Where you Live' website, it presents information on the location of forests, the threats to them and the animals and plants found there.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments

Suggestions for use: The information is very solid. The illustrations too are excellent. Ok, the home pages are a bit dated - but the information is excellent.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise and investigate aspects of human activities which may have positive or adverse effects on environments

Suggestions for use: The information is very solid. The illustrations too are excellent. Ok, the home pages are a bit dated - but the information is excellent.

Asset type:
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Rainforest Coloring Pages

http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids/activities Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Colour in animals, reptiles, birds and plants. Large selection of clickable images to choose from. All print-friendly.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • discover colour, pattern and rhythm in colourful objects
  • experiment with a variety of colour drawing instruments and media to develop colour awareness
  • use colour to express vividly recalled feelings, experiences and imaginings

Suggestions for use: Just print out and give to children.

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • paint objects chosen for their colour possibilities
  • use colour expressively to interpret themes based on his/her personal or imaginative life

Suggestions for use: Just print out and give to the children

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Rainforest Venn Diagrams

http://primarymaths.files.wordpress...est-venn-diagram-puzzles-easier.doc Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Read the information - place the details in a venn diagram and you should be able to answer the question.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
JC
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • use data sets to solve problems

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to class. Can be done individually or as a whole-class activity.

Strand: 3. Numbers

Strand unit: 5. Sets

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to class. Can be done individually or as a whole-class activity.

Key Skills: Working with Others Numeracy

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

African Pygmies

http://www.pygmies.org/ Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Portal website developed by antropologist Luis Devin about the hunter-gatherers of Central Africa. Explores their cultures and examines the factors that increasingly threaten their survival.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise and investigate aspects of human activities which may have positive or adverse effects on environments
JC
Geography

Strand: Patterns in Economic Activity

Strand unit: Primary Economic Activity

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

WWF - Amazon People

http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/whe...zon/about_the_amazon/people_amazon/ Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Description of the native inhabitants of the Amazon rain forest. Covers their life inside the rain forest, their religious beliefs and the impact of European colonialism as well as the current threats they are facing.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Geography

Strand: O8: Culture & Identity

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Amazon Tribes

http://www.survivalinternational.org/about/amazontribes Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Information from an advocacy website about the estimated 1 million people who live in the Amazon Rainfores area. Briefly outlines how they live and includes a short video.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise and investigate aspects of human activities which may have positive or adverse effects on environments

Suggestions for use: For teacher background information.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

What is Illegal Logging?

http://www.illegal-logging.info/topics/what-illegal-logging Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

From an advocacy website on illegal logging. Defines the issue and looks at the causes, the sale of timber from ilegal logging and the impact on climate change.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
Geography

Strand: Patterns in Economic Activity

Strand unit: Primary Economic Activity

Suggestions for use: Use as part of a class discussion on the problem of illegal logging and its impact on the biome.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking

Strand: E4: Economic Activities

Strand unit: Environmental Impact

Suggestions for use: Use as part of a class discussion on the problem of illegal logging and its impact on the biome.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Rainforests Lesson Ideas

http://test.scoilnet.ie/Res/helenoconn030899232748_2.html Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Teacher-created notes on possible class activities on the topic of rainforests. Includes background information for the teacher and suggested talking points.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments

Suggestions for use: For teacher. Dated layout but some good suggestions.

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise and investigate aspects of human activities which may have positive or adverse effects on environments

Suggestions for use: For teacher. Dated layout but some good suggestions.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Amazon Alphabet

http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/animal/amazon.html Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Explores the diversity of life in the tropical rain forest of the Amazon Basin by having students create an alphabetic Amazon animal mural.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Drawing

Strand unit: Making Drawings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • draw from observation
  • express his/her imaginative life and interpret imaginative themes using inventive pattern and detail
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Four Rainforest Stories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FmJO7aI5I Added: 15 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

A film made by Year 3 children in a UK school during the Summer of 2009. It was part of their Rainforest Project with children basing their stories around their research.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Reflecting on drama

Suggestions for use: This resource is more for inspiration and an example of what can be achieved. Nice way of combining Drama, Visual Arts and SESE Geography.

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • recognise how the actions of people may have an impact on environments

Suggestions for use: This resource is more for inspiration and an example of what can be achieved. Nice way of combining Drama, Visual Arts and SESE Geography.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

World Book Web

Rain Forest

The rain forest is a place with alot of trees where it rains most of the time.


Rain Forest Animals

Thousand of species of animals live in the rain forests of the world.


Amazon Rain Forest

Spanning over 2 million square miles the Amazon is the largest rain forest in the world.

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