This lesson is part of Tropical Rainforests, a Geography unit designed for students in KS2, but can also be taught as a stand alone lesson. All resources are compatible with both Microsoft Office and Google Workspace.
First, the presentation introduces students to deforestation and then looks at the reasons the Amazon rainforest is being cut down (i.e. logging, farming and house building). Students are then encouraged to think about the positive and negative impacts of deforestation.
In the activity, students arrange these impacts of deforestation into a diamond 9, ranking them in terms of importance.
Easier – Students complete the diamond 9 and explain their reasoning for the most important statement they chose.
Harder – Students complete the diamond 9 and explain their reasoning for the most and least important statements they chose.
Extension – Students match topic words to their meanings.
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