Amazonian Rainforest resource pack
Why teach about the rainforest? The vast Amazon basin is not only a rich, colourful, mysterious and exciting environment, it is a vital part of the Earth’s survival system. B & C’s rainforest resources help children explore the rainforest and find out about the lives of the Caboclo people.
This pack contains authentic artefacts from the Amazon rainforest including nuts, musical instruments, jewellery, balsa carvings, manioc flour, cocoa seeds, brazil nut case, A3 posters, cut-out sloth and much more. These artefacts will help children develop “..a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives” (Primary National Curriculum 2014) It will specifically meet the place knowledge of understanding geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area in a non-European country (KS1) and of a region in S.America (KS2). (Geography Primary National Curriculum 2014). The artefacts can be used to foster a wide range of experiential and enquiry approaches to learning across many subjects including, history, English, citizenship, art and music. They will make an eye-catching display in any setting.
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