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1 Key terms Write down a list of key terms you think you should know for the exam based on these key ideas: You should know and understand the following> Definition of biodiversity and its importance Global distribution of the tropical rainforest biome Characteristics of tropical rainforests (climate, weather, vegetation and nutrient cycle) Causes of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest Consequences of deforestation including global impacts.

2 Biodiversity and Global Forests Key terms and ideas Perspectives Command terms Essay writing

3 Assessment Criterion A: Knowing and understanding Maximum: 8 Students should be able to: use humanities terminology in context demonstrate knowledge and understanding of subject-specific content and concepts through developed descriptions, explanations and examples. Criterion C: Thinking critically Maximum: 8 Students should be able to: interpret different perspectives and their implications synthesize information in order to make valid, well-supported arguments. Criterion D: CommunicationMaximum: 8 Students should be able to: structure information and ideas in a way that is appropriate to the specified (essay) format

4 Perspectives When discussing deforestation in the Amazon which perspectives should we consider in order to gain a balance view of development in that region? TNCs Brazilian government Settlers Tour companies Environmental groups Amerindians Brazilian scholars (University Professors etc.) Page 243 New Wider World

5 Command terms Key term Definition 1. Define 2. Describe 3. Explain 4. Examine 5. Discuss A. Give a detailed account including reasons or causes. B. Consider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and interrelationships of the issue. C. Offer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence. D. Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity. E. Give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process.

6 Command terms Key term Definition Define Describe Explain Examine Discuss Give the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity. Give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process. Give a detailed account including reasons or causes. Consider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and interrelationships of the issue. Offer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence.

7 Essay writing What are the main elements needed for a great essay? Introduction Thesis statement Main body Opening Sentence – 1 st paragraph Transition/Opening Sentence – subsequent paragraphs Conclusion Reconfirmed Thesis

8 Revision tips New Wider World pages 232, Handouts Command terms Essay planning


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