Ancient and Modern Worlds: Lesson Plan & Film

Ancient and Modern Worlds: Lesson Plan & Film

In an age of rising populations and climate change, global food security is a major concern. New farming technologies and market-based agriculture provide one answer while traditional farming practices and natural resource management provide another. A Thousand Suns tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region. This isolated area has remained remarkably intact both biologically and culturally. It is one of the most densely populated rural regions of Africa yet its people have been farming sustainably for 10,000 years. Shot in Ethiopia, New York, and Kenya, the film explores the modern world’s untenable sense of separation from and superiority over nature and how the interconnected worldview of the Gamo people is fundamental in achieving long-term sustainability, both in the region and beyond.
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Maybe Tomorrow Boori Monty Pryor Activities

Maybe Tomorrow Boori Monty Pryor Activities

Maybe Tomorrow by Boori Monty Pryor and Meme McDonald Resources: Comprehension Questions for each chapter Theme tasks and questions Two jigsaw activities These were used for Year 9 English but could be adapted for older or younger students.
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CYCLONE MONICA - THE STRONGEST RECORDED IN TROPICAL AUSTRALIA

CYCLONE MONICA - THE STRONGEST RECORDED IN TROPICAL AUSTRALIA

Cyclones are major meteorological events. This unit provides an opportunity for students to follow the development, movement and impact of this Category 5 Cyclone. Although it has been the strongest recorded it did not gain the press coverage of Cyclone Tracy (December 25 1974). Reasons for this are provided in comparisons. Start with an observation of fallen trees and follow the story through the Arts and Craft Centre in Maningrida - the closest settlement to the eye of Maningrida. Then find the origin, look at the nature and mechanism of the cyclone, trace its movement and its changing strength by map. There is plenty of Web information about Cyclone Tracy if you wish to find it. There is very little available very little about Cyclone Monica. A black and white question & activity page is provided so that hard copies can be given. If your students are interested in the most powerful in a category - Cyclone Monica fits this requirement.
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