Rainforest Voices

Year 9 geography students have been learning how to express their views, emphasise with others and form valid arguments based on evidence by taking part in a ‘Rainforest Conference 2011’.

Students were challenged to research and prepare a presentation to answer the question “Is the Amazon Rainforest being developed or destroyed?” Their presentation groups had to represent the following interested parties- The Brazilian government, Amerindians, Multinational logging companies, Eco-tourism business, Greenpeace and migrant farmers.  Many Year 9 students were able to use ideas learnt during the last term as they have been studying Brazil’s human and physical geography, and combine their knowledge and understanding to form opinions and answers to the question. Some students came in costume to represent their group, created keynote presentations and even filmed themselves in a local woodland to portray the rainforest ambience.

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