These activities will also support Education for Global Citizenship, helping pupils understand their world, and the need for a sustainable future.Current activities are based around the National Curriculum objectives for Literacy and Geography, with links to Science and ICT, and ideas for Art.
Activity One: An introduction to Africa
An introduction to Africa – Africa race how much do your pupils already know about the beautiful continent
The Fab Baobab: fun interactive quiz to test your pupils’ knowledge of this iconic and important tree – a perfect introduction for National Tree Week
Interactive powerpoint – TREE AID in Africa Introducing the climatic zones and landscape of the African continent and where TREE AID’s work is carried out
Activity 2: Literacy Unit (KS2)
Fables, Myths and Parables: Lesson plans, handouts and interactive presentations:
Tales from beneath the Baobab – Unit overview
Trees Mean Life: Short (6 min) film, showing how people living on the edge of the Sahara desert are forced to over-exploit their environment, and how trees can provide a lasting solution, restoring the land and providing food security. Suitable for KS2, 3 & 4. Excellent case studies and images.
“Our GCSE students find it one of the most compelling case studies we cover. The link between the environment and development is a simple one but one they didn’t realise could exist before studying this example of the trees and water and drought link.” Paul Rawlett (teacher)
Engaging short film, showing how trees can provide solutions to poverty in Africa, and help the environment at the same time. useful as an introduction to National Tree Week. Suitable for KS2, 3 & 4 (1 min 25 sec)
Introducing fables presentation
Writing fables – presentation
Planning tree– Fables
Watch a short film on deforestation
Free Tree Card Resources:
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Raise funds for TREE AID:
Download our ideas pack for some great ideas to get you started!