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Big Picture: Who cares about the future?


Lesson Outcomes: 

What: Identify the variety of ways humans are causing a threat to the future of the planet. How: By analysing literature to help form own opinion about the future of the planet. Why: So I create my own poem to express whether we should care about planet earth or not for my formative assessment


Key terms: 

Management: The different things we can do to improve or sustain something for the future. Sustainability: Meeting the needs of today without comprimising the needs of future generations. Damage: Any action that poses a threat to people or the enviroment. Future: Any point in time after NOW!


Connect: What is Wall-e doing? ď Ź

Sum up his days work in 30 words!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHH3iSeDBLo&NR=1


New Unit: Bridging the Development Gap 

Over the course of this unit we will be looking at how we can (and indeed are starting to) look after our future. This will mean that your children, and your children’s children will still have a beautiful world to live in!


Activate: Do you care about your planet?  

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Today is a literacy focussed lesson. Many authors have written accounts to express their opinion about how humans treat planet earth. Read the poem ‘ The only one we got.’ Once we have read it highlight 10 of your favourite lines (or just the 10 that stood out most to you. Now compare your decision with your partner to explain why you chose these.


The only one we've got...

Look at our lovely Planet Earth (Though it should be called Planet Water). How it will look for your children Or your Great Grandson or Daughter?


Ask yourself 'Am I bothered?' Ask yourself 'Do I care?' Ask yourself 'Can we make a change?' Or are we all full of hot air?


Are we prepared to make a switch From burning coal and oil? Or will we sit, like the frog in water And slowly heat up and boil?


Will we step out of our vehicles Or is this all just talk? Will we cycle, catch a bus Or sometimes even walk?


Are we prepared to pay a little more For wind, solar, wave? Or is it your pocket, not Mother Earth That you think of when you 'save'?


The problems are plain for all to see And the problems are on the plane As people board Flight 304 For Portugal or Spain.


It's difficult for us to avoid Because it must be true That Mother Earth is being drugged With tonnes of Co2.


Doing your bit for the planet Might seem an effort (or a pain) But ask yourself, is this a pace That we can possibly sustain? Has this made you worried? Under the collar are you hot? Let's hope so, as Mother Earth Is the only one we've got .

M F Cowan 2009 Go to: www.poemsforgeography.blogspot.com for more


Demonstrate:

Write your own earth poem to express your opinion about the future of planet earth.   

Success criteria: Must be at least 12 lines long. Must tell the reader what damage planet earth is facing. (4 lines?) Must describe how you feel about this and why. (4 lines?) Must suggest at least one to solve the problems humans are causing to the future (4 lines?)

Extra info: Your poem doesn’t have to rhyme if you don’t want it to. Need inspiration? Use your highlighted lines from the original


Demonstrate:

What GCSE grade is my poem worth?

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F one example of damage to planet earth is listed E more than one example of damage to planet earth is described D I have explained how I feel about the damage the world is facing- do you care? C I have explained how I feel about the damage the world is facing in detail and expanded to why I feel this way B I have explained one realistic solution to some of the problems A I have explained more than one realistic and sustainable (long lasting) solution to these problems

Extra info:Your poem doesn’t have to rhyme if you don’t want it to. info: Need inspiration? Use your highlighted lines from the original poem to start you off.


Demonstrate:

Now peer or self assess your poem!  

F one example of damage to planet earth is listed E more than one example of damage to planet earth is described D I have explained how I feel about the damage the world is facing- do you care? C I have explained how I feel about the damage the world is facing in detail and expanded to why I feel this way B I have explained one realistic solution to some of the problems A I have explained more than one realistic and sustainable (long lasting) solution to these problems

Use the mark sheet to set yourself/your partner appropriate comments/ targets


Reflect: So…Do you care about your So… planet? 

Read your poem with a partner or to the class to explain your decision to the lesson focus.


How many key terms do you now understand? (?/4) 

Management: The different things we can do to improve or sustain something for the future. Sustainability: Meeting the needs of today without comprimising the needs of future generations. Damage: Any action that poses a threat to people or the enviroment. Future: Any point in time after NOW!


Homework: Publish your poem! 

In the same way that “The only one we got” poem has appropriate images to support the content, write your poem up in best including pictures and lots of colour! Its got to be good enough to make a display board of! Merits available for the best ones.

lesson 1, year 8, tgaw  

lesson 1, year 8, tgaw

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