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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.

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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.
Introduction to CoP26
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Introduction to CoP26

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A one page summary and key links relating to CoP26: Climate Change Conference (31st October to 12th November 2021) to help your students understand what the Parties are aiming to achieve and how they can feed into the solutions to climate change.
KS2 Home School Resources - Science
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KS2 Home School Resources - Science

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A selection of curriculum-linked worksheets and activities, perfect for KS2 children learning from home. These can be used as an additional classroom resource for teachers. Our Education Programme aims to instil a love of wildlife in young people, so each of our resources has been linked to an animal or habitat that Born Free is working to protect. New resources will be added regularly, so keep an eye out for more! • KS2 Science - Animal Teeth/ Herbivores, Carnivores & Omnivores Enjoy, have fun, and let us know how you are getting on by reaching out to education@bornfree.org.uk with your questions, photos and news.
KS2 Home School Resources - Maths
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KS2 Home School Resources - Maths

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A selection of curriculum-linked worksheets and activities, perfect for KS2 children learning from home. These can be used as an additional classroom resource for teachers. Our Education Programme aims to instil a love of wildlife in young people, so each of our resources has been linked to an animal or habitat that Born Free is working to protect. New resources will be added regularly, so keep an eye out for more! What’s included? • KS2 Maths - Enough Space for a Leopard? - Shape, Space & Measure Word Problems • Answer & Explanation Sheet for parents and teachers Enjoy, have fun, and let us know how you are getting on by reaching out to education@bornfree.org.uk with your questions, photos and news.
KS2 Home School Resources - Geography
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KS2 Home School Resources - Geography

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A selection of curriculum-linked worksheets and activities, perfect for KS2 children learning from home, or to be used as an additional classroom resource for teachers. Our Education Programme aims to instil a love of wildlife in young people, so each of our resources has been linked to an animal or habitat that Born Free is working to protect. • KS2 Geography - Lines of latitude and the ocean New resources will be added regularly, so keep an eye out for more! Enjoy, have fun, and let us know how you are getting on by reaching out to education@bornfree.org.uk with your questions, photos and news.
KS1 Home School Resources - Science
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KS1 Home School Resources - Science

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A selection of curriculum-linked worksheets and activities, perfect for KS2 children learning from home. These can be used as an additional classroom resource for teachers. Our Education Programme aims to instil a love of wildlife in young people, so each of our resources has been linked to an animal or habitat that Born Free is working to protect. New resources will be added regularly, so keep an eye out for more! • KS1 Science - Herbivores, Carnivores & Omnivores Enjoy, have fun, and let us know how you are getting on by reaching out to education@bornfree.org.uk with your questions, photos and news.
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
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.
Last Chance to Paint. Chapter 2: Person of the Forest - Borneo
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Last Chance to Paint. Chapter 2: Person of the Forest - Borneo

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About the project This project will explore the tribal culture of the Penan people of Malaysian Borneo and visit the critically endangered Bornean Orangutan – 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 as well as the plants and animals that live in 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. John will be posting blogs and video diaries live from Borneo from 6th-18th September 2019 (but questions can be submitted during any lesson, at any time and videos will be uploaded in HD on his return). Find out more https://www.lastchancetopaint.com/person-of-the-forest-borneo/ Subscribe to the blog posts and send in your pupils’ questions https://www.lastchancetopaint.com/news/ Watch the daily video diary on YouTube (a great way to also look back on previous chapters) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLKKZyhgbHCFeHHcmRb7m5Q?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1 Follow and watch on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lastchancetopaint/ Sign up for project email updates. https://www.lastchancetopaint.com/pledge-your-support/ About John Dyer John Dyer is an English contemporary painter, focusing on colourful landscapes, architecture, gardens and notable events, especially in Cornwall. His naïve style makes his work accessible to all ages. About these resources These resources are designed for Key Stage 2 but they can easily be adapted for all Key Stages. All lessons are planned to take an hour, although there are plenty of opportunities to shorten or lengthen activities. The topic has many cross-curricular links that are highlighted below, with strong links to the Art and Design, Geography, Science, English, SMSC and Citizenship curriculums.
Plastic: Whose responsibility? Born Free's Great Debate for KS2
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Plastic: Whose responsibility? Born Free's Great Debate for KS2

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Born Free’s Great Debate. Plastic: Whose responsibility? Plastic isn’t, in itself, the problem. It’s what we do with it. We are already unable to cope with the amount of plastic we generate, with severe environmental consequences. Ultimately, who should take responsibility? Born Free’s Great Debate aims to give young people the chance to deepen their understanding of the issue of plastic pollution, the stakeholders involved and how the problem can be tackled, through collaboration, research, debates, discussion and even undertaking their own campaigns. Download and access our free debate pack, including five individual lesson plans, resources and activities Lesson One – The power of plastics Identify and distinguish the origin and properties of various plastics Lesson Two – What are the problems with plastics? Discuss the impact of plastic pollution on our world and the importance of biodiversity Lesson Three – Researching the stakeholders Investigate and report on key stakeholders involved in plastic pollution production Lesson Four – Preparing to debate Analyse arguments and summarise material to support arguments with factual detail Lesson Five – The Great Debate Participate, listen, and learn through formal debates and structured discussions The topic of plastic pollution has many cross-curricular links, with strong links to the Key Stage 2 Science, English, Geography, Citizenship and SMSC curriculums. Therefore, it can be delivered within a subject, as part of an SMSC or Citizenship programme, or as a cross-curricular activity. The four to five lesson programme consists of sessions that are planned to take an hour, although there are opportunities to shorten or lengthen them. Please see the end of the document for a detailed list of curriculum links. Get in touch: education@bornfree.org.uk https://www.bornfree.org.uk/great-debate
Plastic: Whose responsibility? Born Free's Great Debate for KS4
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Plastic: Whose responsibility? Born Free's Great Debate for KS4

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Born Free’s Great Debate. Plastic: Whose responsibility? Plastic isn’t, in itself, the problem. It’s what we do with it. We are already unable to cope with the amount of plastic we generate, with severe environmental consequences. Ultimately, who should take responsibility? Born Free’s Great Debate aims to give young people the chance to deepen their understanding of the issue of plastic pollution, the stakeholders involved and how the problem can be tackled, through collaboration, research, debates, discussion and even undertaking their own campaigns. Download and access our free debate pack, including five individual lesson plans, resources and activities Lesson One – The power of plastics Identify and distinguish the origin and properties of various plastics Lesson Two – What are the problems with plastics? Discuss the impact of plastic pollution on our world and the importance of biodiversity Lesson Three – Researching the stakeholders Investigate and report on key stakeholders involved in plastic pollution production Lesson Four – Preparing to debate Analyse arguments and summarise material to support arguments with factual detail Lesson Five – The Great Debate Participate, listen, and learn through formal debates and structured discussions The topic of plastic pollution has many cross-curricular links, with strong links to the Key Stage 4 Science, English, Geography, Citizenship and SMSC curriculums. Therefore, it can be delivered within a subject, as part of an SMSC or Citizenship programme, or as a cross-curricular activity. The four to five lesson programme consists of sessions that are planned to take an hour, although there are opportunities to shorten or lengthen them. Please see the end of the document for a detailed list of curriculum links. Get in touch: education@bornfree.org.uk https://www.bornfree.org.uk/great-debate
KS1 Home School Resources - English
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KS1 Home School Resources - English

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A selection of curriculum-linked worksheets and activities, perfect for KS1 children learning from home. These can be used as an additional classroom resource for teachers. Our Education Programme aims to instil a love of wildlife in young people, so each of our resources has been linked to an animal or habitat that Born Free is working to protect. New resources will be added regularly, so keep an eye out for more! • KS1 English - How a zoo animal feels Enjoy, have fun, and let us know how you are getting on by reaching out to education@bornfree.org.uk with your questions, photos and news.
Learn about wildlife from home
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Learn about wildlife from home

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We’ve pulled together a pack full of KS2 teaching resources, educational activities, reading material, fun videos and competitions to support families while you learn at home. Maths and Science English and Geography Art and Drama UK wildlife spotting sheets Links to great resources. Enjoy, have fun, and let us know how you are getting on by reaching out to education@bornfree.org.uk with your questions and your news.
Persuasive writing: Is it time for our destructive relationship with nature to end?
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Persuasive writing: Is it time for our destructive relationship with nature to end?

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Help your students to understand the issues surrounding our relationship with nature and the possible impact this has on pandemics such as covid-19. This resource can either be used as an essay question or the basis for a persuasive letter. Born Free’s Executive President and Co-Founder, Will Travers OBE, recently highlighted that: “Covid-19 has cleared the sky of planes, the railways of trains, the roads of cars. It has shown that, if we must, we can change the way we live. Now is the time to invest in nature and in the planet – not for sentimental reasons but because it is in our self-interest to do so.”
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
Last Chance to Paint - Chapter 3: Precious Africa
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Last Chance to Paint - Chapter 3: Precious Africa

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Last Chance to Paint is a collaboration between artist John Dyer, Born Free and the Eden Project, and encourages children to create their own piece of art, inspired by John’s journeys around the world. Chapter 3 is linked to the KS2 national curriculum in art & design, music, science, English, geography, citizenship and SMSC and offers opportunities for an Africa Project. This project offers a range of classroom-based interactive learning experiences to bring the vibrant sights and sounds of the different habitats and ecosystems to life, and highlight the threats faced by the people, plants and animals who live there. Home to the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhino and buffalo), Kenya inspires visions of wide-open savannahs, soaring mountains and tribal culture. Despite these idyllic images, co-existence is not easy, with increasing human populations, shrinking habitats and climate change pushing people and wildlife ever closer together.
Disease Transmission Case Studies
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Disease Transmission Case Studies

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Included within this resource are two case studies designed to accompany and enhance learning from the National and GCSE Science Curriculums. The case studies take a closer look at: The transmission of Bovine TB between cows and Eurasian badgers. The transmission of Rabies and Canine Distemper Virus between Ethiopian Wolves and domestic dogs.
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. If you have any further questions, or would like to find out more about our UK Education Programme, do get in touch at education@bornfree.org.uk . Many thanks for checking out our materials!
KS2 Home School Resources - English
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KS2 Home School Resources - English

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A selection of curriculum-linked worksheets and activities, perfect for KS2 children learning from home. These can be used as an additional classroom resource for teachers. Our Education Programme aims to instil a love of wildlife in young people, so each of our resources has been linked to an animal or habitat that Born Free is working to protect. New resources will be added regularly, so keep an eye out for more! • KS2 English - How a captive animal feels Enjoy, have fun, and let us know how you are getting on by reaching out to education@bornfree.org.uk with your questions, photos and news.
KS1 Home School Resources - Maths
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KS1 Home School Resources - Maths

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A selection of curriculum-linked worksheets and activities, perfect for KS1 children learning from home. These can be used as an additional classroom resource for teachers. Our Education Programme aims to instil a love of wildlife in young people, so each of our resources has been linked to an animal or habitat that Born Free is working to protect. New resources will be added regularly, so keep an eye out for more! • KS1 English - How A Zoo Animal Feels • KS1 Maths - Symmetry • KS1 Maths - 2D Shapes Enjoy, have fun, and let us know how you are getting on by reaching out to education@bornfree.org.uk with your questions, photos and news.
Learn about wildlife from home during coronavirus. COVID-19. KS2 resources.
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Learn about wildlife from home during coronavirus. COVID-19. KS2 resources.

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We’ve pulled together a pack full of KS2 teaching resources, educational activities, reading material, fun videos and competitions to support families while you learn at home during COVID-19. Maths and Science English and Geography Art and Drama UK wildlife spotting sheets Links to great resources. Enjoy, have fun, and let us know how you are getting on by reaching out to education@bornfree.org.uk with your questions and your news.