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ERIC Number: ED407348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 137
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9512455-2-X
A Rainforest Child. An Active Learning Pack for 8-13 Year Olds [Second Edition.]
Lyle, Sue; Roberts, Maggy
This resource packet includes a teacher's guide, reproducible student worksheets, posters, activity cards, and a music audiotape: "Song of the Forest," with a booklet of lyrics. The teacher's guide suggests interdisciplinary activities which meet the United Kingdom's National Curriculum requirements and encourage active learning as students explore ideas and discuss issues related to tropical rainforests. Activities will take about 10 half days to complete or may be used as a basis for a half term's theme work on tropical rainforests. Students are invited to consider the different lifestyles of indigenous Kelabit and Yanomamo peoples; explore different aspects of ecological, cultural, and economic interdependence; investigate the relative meanings of the terms wealth and poverty; analyze the power people have and how they use it; and raise questions about the long term effects of actions taken today. Students are involved in developing a range of skills, engaged in exploring attitudes and values, and encouraged to practice collaborative learning. In addition to background information and sequentially presented activities, the teacher's guide includes instructions for using the supplementary materials, teaching points and interdisciplinary extensions, National Curriculum Attainment Targets, and recommended resources. (MM)
Greenlight Publications, Tyn Bryn, Coomb Gardens, Llangynog, Carmarthen, SA33 5AW, Wales, United Kingdom (16.50 British pounds plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil; South America