But will the forest still be here when we come back?"
at the superimposed pictures of the modern world and
do you think it means?
the children to close their eyes and imagine what the
forest will like years from now
children will write these revelations and illustrate
them as Now and Then
a book; share with other classes
new knowledge to KWL chart
The children will compare amount of rainfall in a city
of the forest to that of their town.
to yahoo or USA Today on the internet; two large graphs
to chart a month or two of precipitation
to lesson, bookmark the appropriate site to access
weather in a rainforest town and the area of your
the amount of precipitation on appropriate chart
a few days, compare amounts of rainfall
after a month
that the rainforest gets a lot of rain; be sure graphs
indicate this; you may need to chart for a longer
period of time
"Rain Player" by David Wisniewski
the need of some cultures to explain nature
up with some other examples of "why" stories
and encourage the children to write one
children will learn to empathize with the people of the
rain forest, be able to do things at home to save the
forest, its people, and at the same time make decisions
to save the earth.
-Earth at Risk ,chart paper, marker
a discussion "How can we here at home help the
people of the rain forest?"
the ideas or things to do on chart paper
the lists [ home] [yard] [school] [in car] [on vacation]
the video--Earth at Risk
other things to do to preserve the earth
the web at http://www.conservation.org/web/how2help/65things.htm
to list the things that third graders can do to conserve
the word boycott
the web at http://www.ran.org/kids_action/eight.html
can work in groups of three to organize fundraising
events to raise awareness [contact RAN for help and
many posters depicting as many of the things to do
to preserve the forest and people and post throughout
12 AND 13
children will compare and contrast the lives of the Ituri
Rain Forest People and understand how we all need to be
concerned about the whole human family. They will also
engage in activities that will advocate helping and participating
in an action plan to help the indigenous people.
whole class; individual
2 -50 minute periods
map of the world, chart paper, colored markers, access
to the internet
where Zaire is
Zaire on the map of Africa
Forest of Central Africa on the web at http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/psych/Morelli/cngobasn.html
the students a large bowl to explain the term "basin",
before reading passage
these key questions on chart paper prior to accessing
What are the two main groups of people in the Ituri rain
How are they different?
What do we have in common with the rain forest people?
children (at least one reader on level) and distribute
will read as pair to understand the Efe and the Lese
a Venn diagram (three circles interconnecting
to show) ready to chart the new information comparing
and contrasting these people with us
sure the children visually see the similarities
"What can we do to help us?" (show the earth
as a whole, rather than parts, we need to act locally
and think globally but also to help globally)
web site at http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/psych/Morelli/csqrtly.html
reads this passage of young Alika
a discussion about this
internet site at http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/psych/Morelli/gallery.html
the multigallery to view pictures of school children,
village life, the environment, and other aspects about
these two peoples and add to Venn Diagram
a letter to this school
children to write a leter each to the Ituri People
to describe a typical school day and ask questions
about your curiositiesabout their school day
to the fund and begin to plan action strategies
all new information on KWL chart
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