What is a forest?
How do we use forests?
What is happening to our forests?
Forests of the future
Brainstorm with the class ideas around what they can do to protect the environment.
Arrange the class into groups and give each group a set of cards which they should spread out on the table in front of them. Ask them individually to identify a card they think is the most important and the least important. Share their thoughts with a partner.
Next ask them, as a group, to arrange the 9 cards into a diamond pattern with the most important idea at the top and the least important at the bottom and the others ranked in between. They need to reach a consensus as a group as to where the cards should go.
As a whole class share the most important and least important cards and see how similar the responses were.
Next ask the pupils to arrange the cards into 3 categories; transport, consumption and waste. In groups, they should select a card from each category which they think will have the most impact on protecting the environment.
The suggested best answers are:
Hold a plenary discussion on why some activities have a greater impact than others.
Revisit the original brainstorm and see if there are any other activities we can do to protect the environment.