'How many different Environments can you think of?'
- Ask pupils to pair off and research together.
- Feedback and expand ideas with another pair.
- Feedback to whole class.
- Discuss the difference between a rural and an urban environment, draw up a table of contrasts and comparisons and draw attention to the varying lifestyles of each.
- Personal experience of another environment apart from local one.
- Use spider diagrams to explore this area.
- Record personal experiences of other environments.
- Find a penfriend.
- Try to set up a penfriend scheme allowing the children to communicate with other children living in contrasting environments.
Destruction of Environments
What can destroy the Environment?
- Cutting down trees
(trigger point for discussion: CO2 is not absorped)
- Too many cars
(trigger point for discussion: produce CO2 which warms up the atmosphere).
- Intensive factory farming
(trigger point for discussion: much METHANE GAS produced by animals).
- Wasteful packaging (litter from fast food chains etc)
(trigger point for discussion: landfills, chlorofluorocarbons still in much packaging)
All the above are greenhouse gases. Make pupils aware of this and link to the discussion of global warming.
How many other ways can the environment be destroyed?
These various areas can be explored according to the varying teaching methods.
IDEAS: Try to explore the effect fast food chains have by promoting their type of diet - what re the environmental effects? Are there any added strains particular to the fast-food industry?
See: treatment of factory farm animals
'What words can be associated with McDonald's, fast-food?'
- Pupils can make a list of the words that have come out in the lessons so far as well as adding their own topic related vocabulary.
- Make one large, concise list for the whole class as a reference.
Our informative self help guide - further topics and issues for kids
- Why do you think people set up campaigns?
- Find out about one in particular that strikes you as essential.
Why? What are it's aims and objectives?
- Prepare a speech explaining about the campaign you have chosen to support for the rest of the class.
- What can I do to help care for my Environment. If I could do something to help my environment or different environment, what would I do?