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FRANCINE THE BURROWING FROG OF THE HOT DESERT - ANIMAL ODDITY PART 1

FRANCINE THE BURROWING FROG OF THE HOT DESERT - ANIMAL ODDITY PART 1

Students are usually interested in the unusual, the different or the odd. Here's an example of 3 -probably 4 - animals of the desert who in terms of their basic biology don't seem to be suited to the hot desert environment. This first unit about a burrowing frog shows how this variety of frog - a water-loving animal can sustain itself in basically a water-deficient environment. This can be used as a standalone unit in Primary or lower Secondary classes. For some Primary students the vocabulary and concepts may be a little difficult. If that's the case you can just screen the material and discuss Francine's story. At a more detailed level this unit is about adaptation and species sustainability. You may wish to include it in your destination studies; arid lands studies or location studies or you may just be looking for something ready made for your students. The debate at the end is designed to check student level of understanding. The attachments are included so that you can provide copies - either in black and white or colour. Find out how Francine copes in two environments - the underground micro-environment and the above ground macro-environment. This is part 1 of the series on animal oddities.
KPolkinghorne
Fair trade cocoa: bean to bar presentation

Fair trade cocoa: bean to bar presentation

Powerpoint presentation that tells the bean to bar story of how cocoa is grown, harvested and processed by cocoa farmers and then made into chocolate. Visit papapaa.org for our full range of free, comprehensive lesson plans and resources for teaching about fair trade and chocolate.
tradingvisions
Fair trade chocolate: bean to bar

Fair trade chocolate: bean to bar

Powerpoint presentation that tells the bean to bar story of how cocoa is grown, harvested and processed by cocoa farmers and then made into chocolate. Visit papapaa.org for our full range of free, comprehensive lesson plans and resources for teaching about fair trade and chocolate.
tradingvisions
Ecosystems of the Planet Overviews

Ecosystems of the Planet Overviews

Series of 6 lessons to cover all the ecosystems/biomes needed for the OCR A GCSE Each ecosystem includes an A3 sheet to fill in, plus climate graphs or additional diagrams. Students use course the textbook to fill in, or can be researched on the internet
rosiebrenton
Geography KS2 Cocoa bean matching activity

Geography KS2 Cocoa bean matching activity

Great starter activity all about cocoa beans. Cut up the boxes and get the children to match the sentence. Differentiated so LA can match a blue box with a yellow box or HA need to match the sentences that are in one colour.
julfa786
Malaria and development - Kenya

Malaria and development - Kenya

This is a lesson about Malaria and zooms in to look at a village in Kenya. The students map where it is and look at the physical geography related to malaria. The students compare their living standards to the ones seen in the video and question why Malaria is such an issue there.
isabel_wood88
Ebola 2 lessons

Ebola 2 lessons

This is 2 lessons about Ebola the more recent outbreak and clean up efforts. It looks at development indicators along side the disease. The second lesson focuses on a TED talk by TV's doctor Javid who worked for MSF on the clean up. The teacher reads the story and the students draw what is being said to them. They really connect with the story in this way and have very positive results.
isabel_wood88
Causes and Effects of drought (Sahel)

Causes and Effects of drought (Sahel)

Lesson for KS4 on the causes and effectsof drought with focus on the Sahel. Learning Outcomes: All – Describe the causes and effects of drought in the Sahel. Most – Explain the causes and effects of drought in the Sahel. Some – Analyse the causes and effects of drought in the Sahel. Lesson includes: powerpoint slides with all information and task instructions necessary, challenge tasks, youtube link, booklet describing and explaining causes rated by chilies to indicate the challenge Tips for the lesson - allow students a lengthy amount of time to go through causes in the booklet. Could lead onto a debate about the main causes.
bharryb
My World,

My World,

This is a Geography display with some key facts about the world we live in. It has interactive cards that students can lift to find the answers to questions, it has been used in lessons as a starter and is generally a hit on open evenings etc.
linz109
Kenya

Kenya

This is a Year 7 Unit of Work of 11 lessons including an assessment, assessment evaluation and an end of unit review. SOW also included. The activities are varied and engaging with all resources included. A glossary is included to get the students using the correct vocabulary.
debbielythe