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Save our rainforest!

 

Activity 1 (20/10/20)

Follow this link to a film by Greenpeace about the impact of palm oil production on the rainforest: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQQXstNh45g

 

Watch the film a couple of times and have a go at answering these these questions:

1) What is the purpose of the film? Who do you think it is aimed at?

2) What do you think the orangutan is trying to telling the little girl when it is in her bedroom?

3) How do you think the orangutan feels about its natural environment?

4) How do the girl’s feelings towards the orangutan change throughout the film?

5) How does the mood change between the first part of the film when the orangutan is in the bedroom and the second part when we are shown images of the rainforest? How is this mood created?

6) How effective do you think this film is? Give reasons for your views. 

Activity 2 (21/10/20)

 

Read the 'Save our rainforest' text. Look at the list of persuasive techniques at the bottom of the page. Can you find examples of the persuasive techniques that have been used? If you are able to print the text, you could highlight each of these in a different colour. If not, you could make a list of those you can find. 

 

Activity 3 (22/10/20 - 23/10/20)

 

Imagine you are an orangutan living in the rainforest of Sumatra or Borneo. You want people to stop buying supermarket products containing palm oil. Write a persuasive speech to explain:

  • Who you are & where you live
  • What life is like for you as your home is destroyed
  • Why this is happening 
  • What will happen in the future if the forest continues to be cleared for palm oil
  • What people can do to save your species

OR

Create a poster/leaflet to ask people to stop buying products containing palm oil. Explain:

  • The link between palm oil and deforestation
  • The impact of deforestation on orangutans and their habitat
  • What will happen in the future if the forest continues to be cleared for palm oil
  • What people can do to save the orangutan

 

These films recap some of the key points from our class research into orangutans and palm oil production:

https://www.orangutan.com/threats-to-orangutans/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jojJj-s5w8

 

 

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