What is a forest?
How do we use forests?
What is happening to our forests?
Forests of the future
Divide class into groups of 3-4 and give each a set of images and some post-its.
Ask them to choose the four images which are most important to them.
From these 4 images they must rank them in order of most to least importance, using the post-its to record their reasoning.
Pupils can then carousel the room to see each other's opinions.
Explain that they will discuss these further when they repeat the activity at the end of the topic.
Divide the class into different groups of 3-4 and give each a set of cards. They can add their own thoughts to the blank card.
Explain that they must read and discuss each statement. The group should then diamond rank the statements, putting the statement they agree most with at the top and the statement they agree least with at the bottom.
As in Part A, pupils can look at each other's ranking choice but discussion will take place at the end of the topic.
Finally ask the pupils to note down the statement they agree with the most and least and to write down the reasons for their choice. They need to keep a record of this for when they repeat the activity.
These activities should be used as baselines at the start of work relating to forests around the world. The pupils' initial ideas need to be recorded Once you have completed the unit of work the activities can be repeated and pupils can reflect on how their opinions have changed.