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Born Free Foundation

Born Free works to stop individual wildlife suffering & protect threatened species in the wild. We create resource packs, aimed at KS2 and KS3, that include full lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations and activities, and detailed links to the National Curriculum. Our cross-curricular resources aim to develop a range of skills, including; decision making, debating, speech writing, performing, presenting, persuasive writing, questioning, reporting and data analysis.

Born Free works to stop individual wildlife suffering & protect threatened species in the wild. We create resource packs, aimed at KS2 and KS3, that include full lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations and activities, and detailed links to the National Curriculum. Our cross-curricular resources aim to develop a range of skills, including; decision making, debating, speech writing, performing, presenting, persuasive writing, questioning, reporting and data analysis.
Elephants in Crisis - The Ivory Trade. Short scheme of work for KS2. Born Free.
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Elephants in Crisis - The Ivory Trade. Short scheme of work for KS2. Born Free.

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A short unit of work designed for Key Stage 2 on elephants and the ivory trade. Each lesson is planned to take an hour, although there is plenty of opportunity to shorten or lengthen activities. This topic has many cross-curricular links, with strong links to the Science, English Geography, SMSC and Citizenship curriculums. Context: Elephants are in crisis. A century ago there were an estimated five million elephants in Africa. Today, there are less than half a million. An average of 55 elephants are killed by poachers every day for their tusks. That’s about one every 25 minutes. Many experts have predicted that, unless poaching can be effectively addressed, elephants could all but disappear from many of Africa’s wild places in the coming decades. Born Free has been campaigning for a global ban on the trade in ivory since 1989. Our field work means we have experienced first-hand the brutal aftermath of poaching and the pressures that elephants face. We carry out crucial work in Cameroon, Ethiopia and Kenya to support the monitoring and protection of wild elephant populations, gaining invaluable insights to their behaviour and undeniable intelligence. Elephants in Crisis campaign: https://www.bornfree.org.uk/elephants-in-crisis Lesson 1 - Incredible elephants. To share knowledge of elephants To understand how elephants and humans share similar characteristics To create a poem entitled ‘Incredible Elephants’ Lesson 2 - The ivory trade To explain why ivory is in demand To explain the causes and effects of the international trade in illegal ivory To begin to identify solutions to the illegal trade in ivory. Lesson 3 - Solutions To describe why elephants are an important species that need protecting To evaluate a range of ways of protecting elephants To write a persuasive speech for a targeted audience. If you find these resources useful, please leave a review. Many thanks for checking out our materials! David Bolton Education Officer davidb@bornfree.org.uk
Elephants in Crisis - The Ivory Trade. Short scheme of work for KS3 & KS4. Born Free.
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Elephants in Crisis - The Ivory Trade. Short scheme of work for KS3 & KS4. Born Free.

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A short unit of work designed for Key Stage 3 on elephants and the ivory trade. Each lesson is planned to take an hour, although there is plenty of opportunity to shorten or lengthen activities. This topic has many cross-curricular links, with strong links to the Science, English Geography, SMSC and Citizenship curriculums. Context: Elephants are in crisis. A century ago there were an estimated five million elephants in Africa. Today, there are less than half a million. An average of 55 elephants are killed by poachers every day for their tusks. That’s about one every 25 minutes. Many experts have predicted that, unless poaching can be effectively addressed, elephants could all but disappear from many of Africa’s wild places in the coming decades. Born Free has been campaigning for a global ban on the trade in ivory since 1989. Our field work means we have experienced first-hand the brutal aftermath of poaching and the pressures that elephants face. We carry out crucial work in Cameroon, Ethiopia and Kenya to support the monitoring and protection of wild elephant populations, gaining invaluable insights to their behaviour and undeniable intelligence. Elephants in Crisis campaign: https://www.bornfree.org.uk/elephants-in-crisis Lesson 1 - Incredible elephants. To share knowledge of elephants To understand how elephants and humans share similar characteristics To create a poem entitled ‘Incredible Elephants’ Lesson 2 - The ivory trade To explain why ivory is in demand To explain the causes and effects of the international trade in illegal ivory To begin to identify solutions to the illegal trade in ivory. Lesson 3 - Solutions To describe why elephants are an important species that need protecting To evaluate a range of ways of protecting elephants To write a persuasive speech for a targeted audience. If you find these resources useful, please leave a review. Many thanks for checking out our materials! David Bolton Education Officer davidb@bornfree.org.uk
Assembly - Elephants in Crisis. The Ivory Trade. Born Free Foundation.
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Assembly - Elephants in Crisis. The Ivory Trade. Born Free Foundation.

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An assembly for all key stages on incredible elephants and the ivory trade. This topic has many cross-curricular links, with strong links to the Science, English Geography, SMSC and Citizenship curriculums. Context: Elephants are in crisis. A century ago there were an estimated five million elephants in Africa. Today, there are less than half a million. An average of 55 elephants are killed by poachers every day for their tusks. That’s about one every 25 minutes. Many experts have predicted that, unless poaching can be effectively addressed, elephants could all but disappear from many of Africa’s wild places in the coming decades. Born Free has been campaigning for a global ban on the trade in ivory since 1989. Our field work means we have experienced first-hand the brutal aftermath of poaching and the pressures that elephants face. We carry out crucial work in Cameroon, Ethiopia and Kenya to support the monitoring and protection of wild elephant populations, gaining invaluable insights to their behaviour and undeniable intelligence. Elephants in Crisis campaign: https://www.bornfree.org.uk/elephants-in-crisis Born Free Education: https://www.bornfree.org.uk/education If you find these resources useful, please leave a review. Many thanks for checking out our materials! David Bolton Education Officer davidb@bornfree.org.uk
Decision Making Exercise – Should animals have the same rights as humans?
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Decision Making Exercise – Should animals have the same rights as humans?

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This workshop uses the true story of Pole Pole the elephant to encourage pupils to consider if animals should be given the same rights as humans. Pupils work in small groups to represent the three main stakeholders (a UK zoo, an African government and Pole Pole) involved in bringing Pole Pole from Africa to the UK. Each group gives their views in a debate/discussion and the pupils can then vote whether she should stay in Africa or go to the zoo. The real story is then told and pupils are encouraged to think about the feelings of animals in zoos. These resources are designed for Key Stage 2 but they can easily be adapted for all Key Stages. This workshop is planned to take approximately two hours, or can be taken as either one or two sessions. This topic has many cross-curricular links that are highlighted below, with strong links to the Science, English, Geography, SMSC and Citizenship curriculums
Should wild animals perform in circus shows? Short scheme of work for KS3. Born Free Foundation.
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Should wild animals perform in circus shows? Short scheme of work for KS3. Born Free Foundation.

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A short unit of work designed for Key Stage 3 on wild animals performing in circuses. Each lesson is planned to take an hour, although there are plenty of opportunities to shorten or lengthen activities. This topic has many cross-curricular links, with strong links to the Science, English, Geography, SMSC and Citizenship curriculums. Lesson 1. Animal Adaptations To describe how different organisms are adapted to their environment To explain why organisms succeed best in their own natural environments Lesson 2. A day in the life of a tiger To compare the life of a tiger in the wild with one in a circus To write a diary entry entitled ‘A day in the life of a tiger’. Lesson 3. Should all wild animals in circuses be banned? To understand the arguments for and against banning wild animals in circuses To form an opinion To write a persuasive letter. Context: Globally, thousands of wild animals are used in circuses and forced to perform demeaning and unnatural tricks to entertain the public. The welfare of both domesticated and wild animals are often severely compromised in a circus environment. Born Free is wholly opposed to the use of wild animals in circuses and considers the practice to be unethical. There is overwhelming evidence of compromised animal welfare in the circus environment. Born Free works across the UK and Europe to bring an end to the use of wild animals in circuses and supports international campaign partners in their efforts. Where possible, Born Free rescues animals from appalling conditions in circuses. Over the years we have rescued and rehomed several big cats from circuses in France, Bulgaria, Italy and Germany. We provide them with high standard lifetime care in sanctuaries. However, these are the lucky ones. If you find these resources useful, please leave a review. Many thanks for checking out our materials! David Bolton Education Officer davidb@bornfree.org.uk
Orcas and the Oceans
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Orcas and the Oceans

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KS2 lesson on orcas and the oceans. Learning Objectives: How is life different for an orca in an aquarium compared an orca in the wild? Why do people keep orcas in tanks? Do you think it is right to keep orcas in captivity? KS2 curriculum links: Science - Animals including humans, Living things and their habitats, evolution and inheritance Citizenship - Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities, Preparing to play an active role as citizens. SMSC and British Values - An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process. Born Free is committed to protecting threatened species in their natural habitats and preventing animal suffering by building sustainable systems for co-existence. In order to enable lasting behaviour change in support of animal welfare and wildlife conservation we raise the profile and importance of these issues with policymakers, the wider public and other stakeholders in the UK, Europe and further afield, through education and advocacy. https://www.bornfree.org.uk/education
Adaptations - Wild animals kept as pets.
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Adaptations - Wild animals kept as pets.

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KS2 lesson on adaptations, focusing on wild animals kept as pets. Learning Objectives: Explain the different adaptations animals use in order to survive Be able to identify how these adaptations provide an advantage in their natural habitat Explain why some animals are not suitable as pets Born Free is committed to protecting threatened species in their natural habitats and preventing animal suffering by building sustainable systems for co-existence. In order to enable lasting behaviour change in support of animal welfare and wildlife conservation we raise the profile and importance of these issues with policymakers, the wider public and other stakeholders in the UK, Europe and further afield, through education and advocacy. https://www.bornfree.org.uk/education
Last Chance to Paint. Chapter 1: Spirit of the Rainforest (Amazon)
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Last Chance to Paint. Chapter 1: Spirit of the Rainforest (Amazon)

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About the project This project will explore the tribal culture of the Yawanawá people of Brazil along with the vegetation and wildlife that can be found in the rainforest – taking you on a journey to discover your own connection to the forest, through art. Through the project, we will be connecting children, using art and technology, with tribal culture, individual families in the tribe and the rainforest. By ‘meeting’ the rainforest John hopes that this will create a personal connection and bond to the rainforest and generate amazing pieces of art, along with lots of questions which can be answered by John himself as part of the live video broadcasts. About John Dyer John Dyer is an British contemporary painter, focusing on colourful landscapes, architecture, gardens and notable events, especially in Cornwall. His ‘naïve’ style makes his work accessible to all ages. John’s first published work, aged 12, was landscape photography in Amateur Photography magazine. In his Foundation year at Falmouth College of Arts he was already selling images to publishers like Athena. About Born Free Born Free’s mission is to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs. Born Free opposes the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaigns to Keep Wildlife in the Wild. Born Free promotes Compassionate Conservation to enhance the survival of threatened species in the wild and protect natural habitats while respecting the needs of and safeguarding the welfare of individual animals. Born Free seeks to have a positive impact on animals in the wild and protect their ecosystems in perpetuity, for their own intrinsic value and for the critical roles they play within the natural world. For more information about Born Free please visit: www.bornfree.org.uk.
Assembly - Threats facing wildlife. Elephants, turtles, tigers and orcas. Born Free.
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Assembly - Threats facing wildlife. Elephants, turtles, tigers and orcas. Born Free.

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An assembly on the threats facing wildlife for all key stages. This assembly focuses on four animals: African elephants Green turtles Tigers Orcas. Included in the detailed teacher notes are facts about each animal, the threats facing them and solutions. These notes can also be editied into a script for pupils. Learning Objectives: To share knowledge of selected species To understand the threats facing a range of wildlife species If you find these resources useful, please leave a review. Many thanks for checking out our materials! David Bolton Education Officer davidb@bornfree.org.uk
Should wild animals perform in circus shows? Short scheme of work for KS2. Born Free Foundation.
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Should wild animals perform in circus shows? Short scheme of work for KS2. Born Free Foundation.

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A short unit of work designed for Key Stage 2 on wild animals performing in circuses. Each lesson is planned to take an hour, although there are plenty of opportunities to shorten or lengthen activities. This topic has many cross-curricular links, with strong links to the Science, English, Geography, SMSC and Citizenship curriculums. Lesson 1. Animal Adaptations To describe how different organisms are adapted to their environment To explain why organisms succeed best in their own natural environments Lesson 2. A day in the life of a tiger To compare the life of a tiger in the wild with one in a circus To write a diary entry entitled ‘A day in the life of a tiger’. Lesson 3. Should all wild animals in circuses be banned? To understand the arguments for and against banning wild animals in circuses To form an opinion To write a persuasive letter. Context: Globally, thousands of wild animals are used in circuses and forced to perform demeaning and unnatural tricks to entertain the public. The welfare of both domesticated and wild animals are often severely compromised in a circus environment. Born Free is wholly opposed to the use of wild animals in circuses and considers the practice to be unethical. There is overwhelming evidence of compromised animal welfare in the circus environment. Born Free works across the UK and Europe to bring an end to the use of wild animals in circuses and supports international campaign partners in their efforts. Where possible, Born Free rescues animals from appalling conditions in circuses. Over the years we have rescued and rehomed several big cats from circuses in France, Bulgaria, Italy and Germany. We provide them with high standard lifetime care in sanctuaries. However, these are the lucky ones. If you find these resources useful, please leave a review. Many thanks for checking out our materials! David Bolton Education Officer davidb@bornfree.org.uk