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An overview of deforestation is the focus of this resource, which present the reader with a list of facts. Ten comprehension questions follow; learners can write their answers on a separate piece of paper. Have your environmental scientists go online to read this would make a novel and educational homework assignment.
High schoolers analyze graph showing global deforestation, view photograph of deforestation in Brazil's interior rain forest and examine three maps showing deforestation within the United States, describe political, economic, and social consequences upon United States if destruction of rain forest is not addressed, predict consequences based on information about deforestation, and write short, well-organized essay.
Students investigate the environment by designing a group project. In this ecology lesson plan, students identify the man made threats to the Amazon while reading environmentally conscience vocabulary terms. Students collaborate in groups to create a project and presentation which can spread information to other students about their cause.
Here is a hard-hitting, cross-curricular lesson on the effects that the deforestation of the Ozark forests in the 19th century had on the people, animals, and ecosystems of the area. The Dr. Seuss book The Lorax is used as a way of comparing what happened in that story to what actually happened in the Ozarks. A very good, and important, lesson.
Second graders research rainforest destruction and complete related activities. In this rainforest lesson, 2nd graders complete a KWL chart about rainforests and view images of its destruction. Students read about the destruction and deforestation. Students take a quiz and learn about The Greenhouse Effect.
Students explore deforestation and cultural mandate. In this stewardship lesson, students complete a KWL chart about deforestation and discuss how stewardship relates to the cultural mandate after reading silently in Genesis. Students write a persuasive letter in support of conserving the rainforest.
Students explore their local environment by conducting a class experiment. In this deforestation lesson, students discuss the effects of wood harvesting on forests around the world and research environment related vocabulary terms. Students utilize a tarp, sand and water to create an erosion experiment inside their classroom.