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Key Stage 2

Geography Plus: Amazon Adventures: Investigating the South American Rainforest

Des Bowden and Pam Copeland

  • Pages: 40
  • ISBN: 978-1-84377-269-9
  • Published: 2015

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Amazon Adventures will enable pupils to begin to recognise the issues and challenges facing future generations concerning the loss of the rainforest, with particular reference to the Amazon rainforest. Having located the Amazon rainforest in the world and in South America, they investigate the physical, human and environmental geography of the rainforest through a variety of activities including a focus on the Caboclo river people: real people living a life dependent on the rainforest and its resources yet very much connected to the modern world. The unit ends with an active problem-solving session in which pupils use their acquired skills and knowledge to present to an audience the possible consequences of not securing a sustainable future for the rainforests.

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This table shows how this book and the Geography Plus series meet the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum.


Quick guide to lesson resources
Why teach about the geography of rainforests?
How to teach about the geography of rainforests
The geography of rainforests
Medium term plan
Lesson plans

  • Lesson 1: Where is Brazil?
  • Lesson 2: Who lives in Brazil?
  • Lesson 3: What is the rainforest like?
  • Lesson 4: How does the rainforest feed us?
  • Lesson 5: Why do Brazil nuts need a friend?
  • Lesson 6: How can people survive in the rainforest?
  • Lesson 7: How might life change for the Caboclo people? Lesson 8: A sustainable future for the rainforest?

Further teaching ideas
Concepts covered
An enquiry framework
Assessment and progression
Your professional development
Subject coverage

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