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Promote Trees The School Resource Pack aims to promote the benefits of trees and forests to the next generation of Papua New Guineans. 

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The School Resource Pack currently contains over 50 multi-media teaching aids for the following lower primary grades:

  • Lower primary 3

  • Lower primary 4

  • Lower primary 5

These school resources have been arranged with reference to the PNG Outcome Based:

 

Teaching Aids: What's in my Environment

Over 30 Multi-media Resources have been allocated to the lower primary school Strand: What's in My Environment.  These teaching aids have been categorised according to the 3 relevant Sub-strands below. 

Changes in my environment:

  • doc PLANT A TREE, FUND A DREAM : AWF have set up the 'Plant a Tree, Fund The Dream' Program to help rebuild our forests whilst funding children in Sierra Leone through education. Story, Crossword, Wordserch, Activity sheets, Fact Sheets, Rainforests, Deforestation, Endngered Species...
  • zip RAINFOREST ANIMALS PACK : This pack includes a double paged fact sheet on endangered animals found in the rainforest, a related worksheet with questions
  • zip RAINFOREST TOPIC - PLANNING AND RESOURCES PART 1 : Termly planning document with children's activities and resources.
  • pdf TEACHING WITH TREES:  An introduction to using trees in the curriculum and advice on planting trees in your grounds.LAYERS OF THE RAINFOREST

Links in the environment:

  • ppt ALL ABOUT TREES:  Where do we find trees? What lives in trees? An activity that lets your students think first.
  • zip FUN MAZES - TREES : Can you find your way through the mazes? Learn about parts of trees and lifecycles on the way! Get kids outdoors exploring with this fresh activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website. Bring the outdoors into your classroom with this inspiring activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website.
  • : Children take a journey from the gloom of the forest floor to the bright sunshine at the top of the tallest tree, as they learn about the layers of vegetation.
  • doc PLANTS AND TREES - DECISION TREE : This is a sorting and organising activity focusing on Plants and Trees. This method of organisation is sometimes referred to as a branching database or a Key. A difficult concept to teach, this activity helps structure the sorting by allowing small numbers of items to be sorted first by asking yes/no questions. Introduce additional items by moving them down the tree, adding questions as required to further separate the items.
  • pdf RAINFOREST DISPLAY MATERIALS : This is a collection of labels, facts and information about rainforests that can be used as part of a display.
  • zip RAINFOREST FOOD CHAINS : An open ended activity involving sorting and classifying. Each link of the paper chain represents a transfer of energy in the food chain. This can also be extended to creating multiples chains as a food web. Edit as needed :)
  • zip RAINFOREST TOPIC - PLANNING AND RESOURCES PART 1 : Termly planning document with children's activities and resources.
  • docx SEED DISPERSAL WORKSHEET : A worksheet with pictures (and names) of a variety of seeds. These are dispersed in different ways and can be sorted into the different ways (children look for clues about each one) under headings: wind, catching a lift, eaten by animals, water, exploding etc.
  • pdf TEACHING WITH TREES : An introduction to using trees in the curriculum and advice on planting trees in your grounds.
  • pdf TREES - TREE MYTHS : Tree myths that can be acted out as short pieces of drama. Bring the outdoors into your classroom with this inspiring activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website.
  • TROPICAL RAINFOREST BIOMES: The tropical rainforest environment

Plants and animals:

  • pdf ANCIENT TREE HUNT:  Go looking for fat, wrinkly, old trees where you live.Get kids outdoors exploring and bring the outdoors into your classroom with this fresh activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website.
  • pdf DIFFERENT KINDS OF TREES : 4 trees to write sentences about and find out about. Children can then draw and label a tree.
  • pdf HABITATS GAME : This game is a fun way to get children learning about different habitats and the animals that live in them. The winner is the first player to collect all the animals hidden in their habitat game board (either rainforest, desert, Arctic or ocean). Note: We recommend printing the animal game cards out on card so the animals don't show through to the other side.
  • ppt HABITATS : A description of how animals are suited to their habitat and why animals chose particular habitats with questions. Topics also included: enviroment.
  • pdf JUNGLE FOLIAGE : Use this colouring activity from the Encyclopaedia Britannica to learn about rainforests.
  • doc RAINFOREST CLASS ASSEMBLY AND RESOURCES : Class assembly with accompanying song words and PowerPoint presentation
  • zip RAINFOREST DISPLAY : Children create a piece of rainforest in the classroom in this session. After looking at images of rainforests and their trees, children use coloured papers to create trees and leaves for display.
  • zip RAINFOREST FACT SHEETS : A collection of great rainforest resources to be used to support teaching about the rainforest.
  • RAINFOREST INFORMATION - CARDS AND WORKSHEETS: A set of 6 information cards which I printed onto coloured card and laminated. Each card has a set of questions for pupils to answer. The types of questions are - dictionary work, reading for information, setting questions for others to answer and deciding if statements are true, false or don't know based on the text only.
  • pdf RAINFOREST LAYERS - MATCHING ACTIVITY : This activity involves matching a variety of rainforest animals to the rainforest layers they live in. It can be differentiated by giving the children either picture clues or word clues to help them. They can also choose to draw, write, or cut and stick the answers on the layers diagram. Some starting points for group discussion have also been provided.
  • pdf RAINFOREST NECKLACE SCAVENGER HUNT : Through this scavenger hunt, students will learn that plants and animals depend on one another for survival and reproduction, such as through pollination and seed dispersal. Students will also learn that a rainforest has distinct layers, with life specially adapted to each layer.
  • zip RAINFOREST TOPIC - PLANNING AND RESOURCES PART 1 : Termly planning document with children's activities and resources.
  • zip RAINFOREST : Display lettering and posters for rainforest as well as writing frames for children to make their own booklet about the rainforest. Original writing frames made in publisher - I have added these so they can be edited to suit your class.
  • pdf TEACHING WITH TREES : An introduction to using trees in the curriculum and advice on planting trees in your grounds.

 

Teaching Aids: Caring for my Environment

Over 20 Multi-media Resources have been allocated to the lower primary school Strand: Caring My Environment.  These teaching aids have been categorised according to the relevant Sub-strand below.

Managing resources:

  • pdf A SUNFLOWER STORY : Colourful A5 pdf with detailed photos showing the growth of a sunflower. Could be used as a display or classroom sequencing activity.
  • zip AMAZON RAINFOREST DEEFORESTATION : The causes and effects of deforestation.
  • zip AWARENESS POSTERS from PNG - WHY PLANT TREES? : 47 posters with photo and illustration for printing on single A4 sheet.
  • docx AWF'S TREE PLANTING PROJECT : The lesson plans use interactive learning to teach students about the importance of ecosystems, plant biology, climate change, carbon offsetting, global citizenship and the carbon cycle. Students will choose a tree to plant from the list provided.
  • mp4 B-I-O-DIVERSITY : The secret of rainforest life is biological diversity.
  • zip CAUSES OF DEFORESTATION RESEARCH : Children use internet search engines in small groups to find out more about a specific threat to the worlds rainforests. Children collect information in the form of notes and present their concerns and solutions to the class.
  • pdf FSC AND FORESTS : Explore how forests are used and the many stakeholders involved in forestry.
  • pdf INVESTIGATION - HUG A TREE : In this activity from Wild About Plants your students learn about how to measure the age of trees.
  • ppt LABELLING FLOWER WORDS AND SYMBOLS : Picture of flower obtained from http://www.kew.org/climbersandcreepers/home.html, cut and stick activity labelling parts of flower, flower with words of symbols.
  • zip LESSONS - GRADE 3 : Go into almost any backpack in your school and you will find empty chocolate wrappers or chocolate treats waiting to be eaten. Chocolate is a favorite candy of children all over the world. Where does all this chocolate come from? Who produces the ingredients for this treat? Students will explore the forests of Ghana and find that chocolate isn't the only interesting thing found underneath the canopy. Students will learn about the wealth of biodiversity that thrives within the forests and cacao farms of Ghana's Western Region.
  • zip LESSONS - GRADE 4 : What is the most delicious thing to come from rainforests? Chocolate, of course! In four unique units children will explore chocolate, the food of the gods, and a native tree of the rainforests of Latin America. Students will learn about the Chachi of Ecuador, a small indigenous group who believe strongly in protecting the forest, and who are using cocoa farms to do it. But chocolate isn't the onl y interesting thing found in these wonderful forests. Students will learn about the wealth of biodiversity that thrives within the moist, green forests of a region of Ecuador known as the Choc√≥.
  • zip LESSONS - GRADE 5 : Every year thousands of migratory birds make the long journey from North American forests, parks and backyards to the warm rainforests of Central and South America. Many of these birds will land in trees that shade coffee farms in Central America. Fifth- and sixth-graders will learn about the important work that SalvaNatura, the Rainforest Alliance's partner group in El Salvador, is carrying out to protect coffee forests and El Imposible, the first national park of El Salvador.
  • LET'S FIND OUT ABOUT TREE HOUSES: A variety of tree houses with questions to provoke discussion.
  • ppt LET'S FIND OUT ABOUT WOODLANDS : Examples of common trees and their leaves, bark, inside a tree, woodland animals, woodland fairies and model houses and furniture made from natural materials.
  • pdf LOGGING IN THE RAINFORESTS : A discussion with lesson ideas for young children about logging in the Atlantic Rainforest.
  • mp4 RAINFOREST CONSERVATION : Exploring the rainforest by Emily Keller
  • zip RAINFOREST QUIZ - TRUE OR FALSE : Challenge your students to obtain ten out of ten in this interactive powerpoint quiz. These true or false questions give an overview of the importance of rainforests and what we can do to preserve them.
  • RAINFOREST TOPIC - PLANNING AND RESOURCES PART 2: Termly planning document with children's activities and resources.
  • pdf TEACHING WITH TREES : An introduction to using trees in the curriculum and advice on planting trees in your grounds.
  • pdf TREES - TREE GROWTH CHART : Plant a tree, then measure it as it grows - mark the height, make notes and decorate with doodles! Get kids outdoors exploring with this fresh activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website.
  • WE PROTECT THE RAINFOREST TOGETHER: The Ito family's trip to the Amazon is an ITTO manga comic book that follows the adventures of the Ito family as they travel to the Amazon and learn about tropical forests and how ITTO is involved in the conservation, sustainable management as well as the rehabilitation and restoration of the world's tropical forests.
  • pdf WHAT PLANTS NEED : A simple presentation with animations and a quiz at the end. Very simple language throughout. Comic Sans Font (i will do it in Sassoon infant if requested).

 

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