Materials for Students and Teachers

Why are forests unhealthy and what I can do about it?

Corporations and Reforestation: an initiative to reduce carbon footprint

Case Study: Reforestation project in Kenya through carbon finance

Farmers and Carbon Finance

School Kids Engaged in Reforestation Projects

School Kids Engaged in Reforestation Projects

Case Study: Reforestation project in Lebanon

Agroforestry

Tackle Climate Change - use Wood!

30 minute long documentary

Translation link into many languages

Google website translator (requires a Google account).

Reforestation links

Energy Investigation - PROJECT LEARNING TREE

Who Speaks for the Trees

Sustainable consumption and production

Forests of the World: World Forest Tour

World Forest Tour - Teacher Page

The Forest Planet - Student page

Global Connections: Forests of the World

Conservation Central Online Curriculum

Mongabay deforestaton lesson plans

Teachers Try Science lesson plans

Focus on Forests - The Choice is Ours

Focus of Forests - Turning Over a New Leaf

Focus on Forests - Forest Folks

Focus on Forests - The Heat is On

Focus on Forests - A Fine Balance

Focus on Forests - How a Forest Affects the Environment

Focus on Forests - Forestry Guide

Science games. Play fun free science games and puzzles with ARKive, whether you just love animals or want to learn more about the environment and conservation. Our cool games are suitable for wannabe scientists, wildlife detectives and science superheroes!

Rainforests Lesson Plans

Global Climate Change

Razing the rainforest Lessons

Razing the Rainforest Challenge Overview Sheet

Lesson1: Sources of Deforestation Teachers' Notes

Lesson1: – Sources of Deforestation

Lesson2: – Are There Any Solutions?

Lesson Plan 1: Sources of Deforestation

Lesson Plan 2: Are There Any Solutions

Education pack for key stage 3: 11–13 year-olds

Activity pack for Key Stage 3: 11-13 year- olds

Shout About Climate Solutions Together

Shout About Waste

Climate Change and Environmental Education

Plants Key Stage 1

Plants Key State 1 Power Point

Save the Plants

Where in the World is the Arctic

Global Warming Crusdade - Energy Conservation

Go With the Flow - Study a Watershed

How do you Feel About Water?

Links in a Food Chain

Pond Life

Watershed Web - A Field Trip

Who is Faster

Wildlife Burrows

Using stories and storytelling to teach environmental issues

Lesson Plans on Reforestation

The following is a collection of lesson plans and videos on reforestation for grades 6-12. The material has been divided into three sections:

Each section consists of a collection of lesson plans and a collection of videos. Each lesson plan is designated for certain grade(s) and shows the preparation and class activity time involved. A legend also indicates the need for computers, internet or equipment as well as the provision of handouts and associated videos.

The videos indicate the length and the links.

The materials represent a worldwide view of boreal, tropical and desert forests.

Lessons - Plants, Trees and Forests

Grades
Prep/
Activity Time
Require-
ments
- Students require computers
- Internet connection required
- Equipment / materials needed
 
- Worksheets / handouts included
- Video included
1-2
10 / 60
6-8
10 / 60
6-11
20 / 120
6-12
15 / 45
9
Varied
9-12
Varied

9
20 / 3X
48 min
6-12
Varied
6-8
Varied
11-12
60 min
11-12
4 min
8+
Varies
*BBC Climate Challenge : Age group 14+*

BBC Climate Challenge is an online environmental game that focuses on policy and sustainable development over a 110 year period

3-5
Varies
*Energy Hog

It is an online environmental game designed for children consisting of 5 mini-games that teach children about wise energy use.

7+
Varies
Plan it green by National Geographic

Allows players to design and create their own energy-efficient city of the future!

5+
Varies
*Young Meteorologist *

Young Meteorologist Program takes you on a severe weather preparedness adventure where you'll encounter lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms.

Varies
Where river meets sea

A story based game where a girl helps save otters home.

3-6
45 mins
Tree Detectives
Participants practice observation skills and apply them to identifying trees in their neighborhood.
4-8
Varies
Natures Treasure Chest
1. To understand and appreciate the variety of forest products that we all use in our everyday lives. 2. To appreciate wood as one of earth's renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable resources. 3. To learn how paper is made.
Varies
Examining Reforestation Practices
Plant Wildlife Management &Forest Management
Varies
Urban Reforestation Lesson Plan
1. Learn what Native Flags is. 2. Understand the importance of native plants. 3. Learn about the negative effects humans can have on the environment.
Varies
Teaching About Mangroves
Benefits for People and the Environment, Reforestation Efforts and Experiences from San Agustin
1-2
Varies
4-8
Varies
4-8
Varies
10-12
Varies
Teaching resources for 16-18 year olds

Our teaching resources for 16-18 year olds cover key science topics such as conservation, classification, Darwin and evolution. ARKive’s teaching resources are all free and feature the world’s best wildlife photos and videos, bringing science lessons to life.

8-10
Varies
Teaching resources for 14-16 year olds

Key science topics are explored within ARKive’s teaching resources for 14-16 year olds including Darwin and natural selection, human impacts on the environment, animal classification and adaptation.

5-8
Varies
Teaching resources for 11-14 year olds

ARKive's teaching resources for 11-14 year olds explore key science topics including endangered species, human impacts on the environment, animal classification and adaptation.

1-4
Varies
Teaching resources for 7-11 year olds

ARKive’s FREE teaching resources can be used to teach 7-11 year olds across the curriculum from maths and ICT to English and art, and feature the world’s best wildlife photos and videos.

K-1
Varies
Teaching resources for 5-7 year olds

ARKive’s teaching resources for 5-7 year olds cover key science topics such as nocturnal animals, penguins and adaptation. Our FREE teaching resources are packed full of the world’s best wildlife photos and videos, bringing lessons to life whatever the subject.

1-11
Varies
Tree related lesson plans for grades 1 -11

ReForest London is pleased to present this collection of tree-related lesson plans.

Upper
Varies
k-6
Varies
6
2 Weeks
K-2
1-2 class periods
Varies
9-12
Up to two weeks
6-8
45 min

Videos - Plants, Trees and Forests

4 x 60 sec
3 min
10 min
2.5 min
4.5 min
52 min
3 min
59 min

Deforestation Lessons

Grades
Prep/
Activity Time
Require-
ments
- Students require computers
- Internet connection required
- Equipment / materials needed
 
- Worksheets / handouts included
- Video included
7-10
10 /60
6
10 / 120
6 +
Varies
6 +
Varies
7-10
10 / 60
9-12
Varies
9-12
2 x 45
6-7
20 / 20

Videos - Deforestation

12.5 min
1 min
2.5 min
5 min
32 min
1.5 min
9 min
15.5 min
37 sec

Reforestation Lessons

Grades
Prep/
Activity Time
Require-
ments
- Students require computers
- Internet connection required
- Equipment / materials needed
 
- Worksheets / handouts included
- Video included
7-12
Varied
6-8
3 x 45 min
9-10
30 /5-8 hours
9-10
120 Min
7-12
5 to 6 classes
6-12
Varies
9-12
Varies
6-8
Varies/150 min
6-8
Varies/15 min
9-12
20/2 X 80
8-12
20/4-6 hours

Videos - Reforestation

6 min
6 min
2.5 min
2.5 min
4.5 min
47.5 min
1.5 min
5 min
4 min
  • Student Newsletter
    Student Poster
    Fundraising ideas for student as a pdf
    Fundraising ideas for studens as a Word document
    50 Successful School Fundraising Ideas as a pdf

    Links for Students
    Deforestation- Green / Earth Issues for Kids: Presented by Children of the Earth United, Green - Environmental Education for Kids, Teachers and Families.
    he Museum of Science, Art and Human perception | Exploratorium
    Discovery for Kids
    New York Hall of Science
    La Fundación Edufores
    TUNZA Eco Generation
    Rainforest Alliance

    On an environmental governance platform, the replanting of trees provides fruits for the nutrition of children, helps to protect existing trees, provides active and applied learning in sustainable agricultural practices, slows local and global climate change, preserves biodiversity of plants and animals and works toward eliminating poverty and malnutrition.

    Students will benefit by their understanding of working together toward a healthier and more peaceful world. They will have access to a website to follow goals and achievements of this initiative, how their work and dedication facilitates environmental change, and encourages their communication with other cultures to build an ecological education network. Students will create contacts from one country to another, growing not only trees, but also lifelong bonds with a commitment to the environment. In the long term, this shapes a more peaceful and nurturing planet.

  • Document for Teachers and Sponsors

    Links for Teachers
    Education in Nature | Teachers can search for environmental and nature lesson plans and curriculum materials
    Educator Resources | The Nature Conservancy
    Lesson Plans - National Wildlife Federation
    Kids Saving the Rainforest
    Out of Eden Walk
    National Geographic Kids
    Open Sea 3D Challange
    National Geographic for Teachers
    SALTO-YOUTH
    Volunteers in Africa - Reforestation
    Reforestation Grants
    Teaching about Mangroves
    Conservation by Indigenous Peoples Toolkit
    La Fundación Edufores
    Rainforest Alliance
    This project will provide you with the opportunity to enlighten your students about the world around them with a very real, ongoing global problem. Your students will be unified in a goal that benefits more than their immediate scope of the world. It will enable them, as a group, to take a grand step in correcting our ecological balance and to examine the problems closely and analytically by communicating with other cultures. This is an empowering and ongoing task encouraging exchanges of ideas, important decision making, creative plans for fundraising and more discussions on how the actions of each and every individual affects our planet. They will learn gratitude from giving, inspiration from looking within, and compassion for the misfortunes of others with limited means and resources.

    Forests Ontario
    Once you register on this website, you can download lesson plans, activities and student materials to use in a wide variety of subject areas. This is a rich resource for teachers.

    Global Oneness Project - Protecting Wildeness
    Amoung Giants
    This lesson plan and accompanying film, Among Giants, look at the advocacy campaign to protect California’s forests. Students are asked to reflect on issues they might be willing to fight for and how this connects to citizenship.

    Global Oneness Project - Learning Nature
    Into the Middle of Nowhere
    This lesson plan and accompanying film, Into the Middle of Nowhere, focus on the importance of connecting with nature and the role this may play in advocating for preservation and conservation.

    Miame-Dade Park's Deering Estate at Cutlet
    “Native Flags is a participatory eco-art project launched by Miami artist Xavier Cortada in 2006. It explores our ability to coexist with the natural world.” This comprehensive lesson plan explores the importance of urban forests and native species. Instructional materials include a Trees Life Game where students are trees and determine what actions are good or bad for them. Some activities relate to a specific geographic area but could easily be adapted to any community. Suggestions for assessment are made but need to be more connected to curriculum outcomes.

    Mongabay
    This website has up-to-date information about rainforests and deforestation. Images and facts may be useful tools for teachers and students.

    National Geographic
    National Geographic MapMaker
    Students use National Geographic MapMaker interactive to explore the biodiversity of the Amazon Basin. They make connections between protection of the forest and biodiversity. The instructions are detailed and all resources are provided.

    New Mexico Environmental Resources Lesson Plan Library
    This lesson plan focuses on methods of reforestation. It provides good background information for teachers. Students end up planting seedlings in their school ground. Additional materials such as instructional overheads and test questions and answers are provided.

    PBS Learning Media - NatureWorks - developed by the Nature Conversancy
    Reforestion: Impact On Climate pdf
    “In this lesson plan, students will learn about the importance of large-scale forest landscapes and the impacts of deforestation and reforestation with a focus on global climate change. Focus will be given to the carbon cycle and the ways in which forests decrease carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, thereby minimizing climate change, and improving air quality. Consideration will also be given to the ways in which deforestation and forest restoration affect wildlife.”

    This lesson plan needs to be launched from the website. It is written using the headers, Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend which helps teachers and students to identify ways of learning. Many links to a variety of resources, e.g. videos, simulations, interviews etc.are included.

    ReForest London (Ontario)
    These lesson plans, from grade 1-12, are based on the Ontario curriculum. Various subjects areas are reflected. These activities are clearly written and can be adapted to different age groups, for example, a walk through a forest, whether real or virtual can help all ages begin to reflect on what trees mean to them.

    Teachers Try Science
    “In this lesson, students will explore the connection between reforestation and deforestation and greenhouse gases. They’ll do this by collecting data about local trees and analyzing and interpreting data about deforestation and reforestation, which will serve as the example in this lesson of one set of activities that can affect levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Students will apply these ideas to the construction of a written argument that helps answer the driving question: What happens to carbon dioxide levels in our local community when trees are removed or added?” - See more at: Teacher Try Science.

    This lesson plan includes detailed science-based instructional strategies, required materials, background information for teachers and literacy connections. Assessment tools are also provided. These should be reviewed carefully to connect with jurisdictional requirements.

  • All sponsors will have access to the growth of the WSC initiative and have the opportunity to follow, over many years, the ongoing emergence of a young global community. You will see, firsthand, how hard work, passion and commitment, when shared, can make a significant impact. This can inspire other opportunities for student involvement on ecological matters on a local or global scale. You may also have the opportunity to speak with the classroom that is give the 2016 Award for insights on their creative fundraising and collaborations needed for the success of the project.

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