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Balwyn High School Year 7 Geography. Rainforests Issues task
Why should we care? Every second, an area of rainforest the size of 2 football fields is lost forever. Rainforest destruction causes the extinction of 50,000 species per year, 17 every second. Logging is a major cause of rainforest destruction. Millions of native people have died due to the invasion of their rainforest homelands. Up to 90% of all animal and plant species live in the rainforest and nowhere else. Most medicines are derived from the rainforest. At the current rate of destruction, experts believe all rainforests will be gone by the year 2030.
While extinction is a natural process, the alarming rate of extinction today, comparable only to the extinction of the dinosaurs, is specifically human-induced and unprecedented. While you were reading those statistics, approximately 150 acres of rainforest were destroyed. Within the next hour approximately six species will become extinct.
Your Task. In groups of 4, you are to develop a Tropical Rainforests Issues newsletter. The newsletter will outline rainforest issues around the world and the effects rainforest depletion has on places and people.
Your Task. You will be required to: conduct individual research on the topics of your choice. collate your research to develop the newsletter to share the issues with the class.
Within your group: You will need to decide the roles of group members and who will be responsible for researching particular topics. Each group member will be expected to complete: At least one research article; and At least one other newsletter item relevant to the topic of rainforests
The 4 research tasks are: a rainforest issue on a national scale (in Australia) a rainforest issue on a global scale (in another country or effecting more than one country) effects of rainforest removal on the environment effects of rainforest removal on people
Expectations Work to your best ability Research using at least 3 different reference Be prepared to try new things Be creative Work as a team – help each other out
Assessment You will be assessed on: Your written articles/items Your use of Microsoft Publisher (and other technologies) Your group work You will be assessed by: Class members Ms Heath