On 8th May, 2016 Sir David Attenborough, renowned naturalist and prolific wildlife programme producer and presenter, celebrated his 90th birthday. He has captivated, enchanted and charmed people for 70 years with his dulcet tones and unique presentational skills to become a popular, respected and much-loved personality and he is still working!
The PowerPoint focuses on:
His birthdate, birthplace and parentage
His family – siblings and children
His position in the BBC as BBC 2 Controller and Director of Programmes
His wildlife and natural science programmes
His favourite and most memorable moments in filming and producing programmes
Plants and animals named after him
Interesting facts about him
His major achievements
His patronage of charities and organisations
There are several hyperlinks in the PowerPoint to short clips of his documentaries including Zoo Quest, the lyrebird, the bird of paradise, the penguins, the whale, the lost tribe, the lyrebird, the gorillas of Rwanda and his commentary on Adele, the singer.
A slightly longer, more detailed presentation for older pupils is also available:
David Attenborough Presentation
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Some great information however some of the video links are no longer working
This resource is just what I'm looking for for my year 1 class. Detailed enough not to skim over things, but not so detailed as to leave them blinded by facts. Thank you!
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