Teacher Pack - A Life on Our Planet

This comprehensive teaching unit, including assessment, has been designed for teachers to use with A Life on Our Planet – David Attenborough. (Netflix documentary film - directed by Alastair Fothergill, Jonnie Hughes and Keith Scholey)

Contents (4 digital/editable/printable files ready for immediate download and use):

Teacher Guide - (16 page .pdf)

  • Unit overview
  • Inquiry questions
  • Suggested Lesson Outline
  • Teacher Answer Guide to Student Booklet
  • Assessment Tasks/Extension Activities information (including Focus Assessment Task – Film Festival Group Project)
  • Additional resources/links

Student Booklet (14 page - in .pdf/.doc formats):

  • Pre-viewing activities
  • During viewing activities
  • Post-viewing activities
  • Focus Assessment Task – Film Festival Group Project (including planner)
  • Other Assessment Tasks/Extension Activities (including Earthshot Prize task)
  • Additional resources

Teaching PowerPoint (20 slide .pptx):

  • What is a documentary?
  • Pre-viewing, During-viewing and Post-viewing resources (including links)
  • Assessment options

Unit duration: 12+ lessons (including Film Festival Group Project)

Official film rating: PG13+ (Classifications can vary - please check your country’s classification for this film prior to use with students.)

Suitable for use with students across secondary subject areas, including: Project-based learning, Inquiry learning, English, Media Studies, Science (Earth and Environmental) and Geography.


  • Digital/printable files delivered in a single zip file (2 x pdf, 1 x doc, 1 x pptx)
  • Professionally designed by an experienced educator
  • Highly visual and engaging
  • Suited to all learners
  • Crisp, clean layouts
  • A range of whole class, group work and individual learning resources

Please note: Access to view the film itself requires a Netflix account – www.netflix.com. This is not included in the resource pack.

Licence information:

  • $39 for an individual licence (with use strictly limited to the individual purchaser – ie. one teacher/one class)
  • $179 for a whole school licence (life-time - unlimited use allowed for all teachers/all classes at purchasing school) - please message me if you are seeking a whole school licence
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Created: Oct 31, 2020

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