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Year 9 assessment The Rain Forest Issue Aim To write an essay describing and explaining issues surrounding the destruction of Tropical Rain Forests You.

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1 Year 9 assessment The Rain Forest Issue Aim To write an essay describing and explaining issues surrounding the destruction of Tropical Rain Forests You may produce your essay in writing or on computer You will gain credit if you do some of your own research Remember to write about REAL places The level you achieve will contribute to your end of year level

2 Remember to do a front cover Name + Form Title: The Rain Forest Issue

3 Year 9 assessment The Rain Forest Issue Introduction What are tropical rain forests/what are they like? Where are they found (located) ~ show this on a labelled map How fast are they disappearing? Interactions Pages useful for this section

4 Year 9 assessment Tropical Rain Forest destruction Why are the forests being destroyed? Write about ALL the reasons forests are being cut down For wealth Road building Logging Farming Cattle ranching Mining Hydro-electric power (HEP Include details of actual places where this is happening

5 Year 9 assessment Tropical Rain Forest destruction What effects is the destruction having? On people On the environment (rivers, soil, animals, global warming)

6 Year 9 assessment Tropical Rain Forest destruction Why should we conserve/look after the forests? Explain what conservation means Write about the value of forests

7 Year 9 assessment Tropical Rain Forest destruction How can we conserve the forests sustainably? Explain what sustainable means Describe ways in which the forest can be used/exploited without doing damage

8 Year 9 assessment Tropical Rain Forest destruction Sustainable use of tropical rain forestsStarter: Study the 10 ideas on your sheetStudy the 10 ideas on your sheet Write numbers 1 – 10 in your bookWrite numbers 1 – 10 in your book For each one in turn decide what benefits it has (use these codes next to the numbers)For each one in turn decide what benefits it has (use these codes next to the numbers) L ~ helps local people eg. food, jobs E ~ helps environment M ~ brings money into the country eg. Brazil

9 Year 9 assessment Tropical Rain Forest destruction Conclusion Think about the destruction of the rain forests ………should we be concerned? Should we do anything?

10 Sustainability Buy environmentally friendly products which keep local people in work Eco-tourism employs local people & uses local resources Create nature reserves to protect animals from extinction Drugs companies pay to research in forest Pay fair price for products eg. nuts No logging in some parts of forests Encourage local farmers to plant crops between trees Only buy timber from sustainable sources Aforestation (plant fast-growing trees to be used for fuel & building


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