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WALT: Understand what deforestation is and the impact it has on our planet.


Success Criteria

I can describe what deforestation is.

I understand that there are complex reasons for deforestation. 

I can form my own opinion about deforestation and use evidence to support my thoughts.


Today we are going to learn a bit more about the impact of deforestation. What is it? Why is it such a huge issue for our planet? Go through the PowerPoint below and choose your challenge.


Should deforestation be illegal?

Hot Sort and stick the ‘deforestation – for and against’ cards into for and against columns.

Extra Hot Sort the for and against cards and write a sentence whether you are ‘for’ or ‘against’ deforestation being made illegal and explain why.

Spicy Underneath the columns, write an argument for or against deforestation being made illegal. Do you think it is overall disastrous or is it a necessity? What is your own personal opinion?

Chilli Challenge Same as Spicy but use the ‘Debate like an Expert’ document to help you up-level your argument with interesting vocabulary and key terms.