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  • Big Picture: Who cares about the future?

  • Lesson Outcomes:What: Identify the variety of ways humans are causing a threat to the future of the planet.

    How: By analysing literature to help form own opinion about the future of the planet.

    Why: So I create my own poem to express whether we should care about planet earth or not for my formative assessment

  • Key terms:Management: The different things we can do to improve or sustain something for the future.

    Sustainability: Meeting the needs of today without comprimising the needs of future generations.

    Damage: Any action that poses a threat to people or the enviroment.

    Future: Any point in time after NOW!

  • Connect: What is Wall-e doing?

    Sum up his days work in 30 words!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHH3iSeDBLo&NR=1

  • New Unit:Bridging the Development GapOver the course of this unit we will be looking at how we can (and indeed are starting to) look after our future.This will mean that your children, and your childrens children will still have a beautiful world to live in!

  • Today is a literacy focussed lesson.Many authors have written accounts to express their opinion about how humans treat planet earth.Read the poem The only one we got.Once we have read it highlight 10 of your favourite lines (or just the 10 that stood out most to you.Now compare your decision with your partner to explain why you chose these.Activate: Do you care about your planet?

  • Look at our lovely Planet Earth (Though it should be called Planet Water).How it will look for your children Or your Great Grandson or Daughter? The only one we've got...

  • Ask yourself 'Am I bothered?'Ask yourself 'Do I care?'Ask yourself 'Can we make a change?'Or are we all full of hot air?

  • Are we prepared to make a switchFrom burning coal and oil?Or will we sit, like the frog in waterAnd slowly heat up and boil?

  • Will we step out of our vehicles Or is this all just talk?Will we cycle, catch a bus Or sometimes even walk?

  • Are we prepared to pay a little moreFor wind, solar, wave?Or is it your pocket, not Mother EarthThat you think of when you 'save'?

  • The problems are plain for all to seeAnd the problems are on the plane As people board Flight 304 For Portugal or Spain.

  • It's difficult for us to avoid Because it must be true That Mother Earth is being drugged With tonnes of Co2.

  • Doing your bit for the planet Might seem an effort (or a pain) But ask yourself, is this a paceThat we can possibly sustain?

    Has this made you worried?Under the collar are you hot?Let's hope so, as Mother EarthIs the only one we've got.

    M F Cowan 2009

    Go to: www.poemsforgeography.blogspot.com for more

  • Success criteria:Must be at least 12 lines long.Must tell the reader what damage planet earth is facing. (4 lines?)Must describe how you feel about this and why. (4 lines?)Must suggest at least one to solve the problems humans are causing to the future (4 lines?)Demonstrate: Write your own earth poem to express your opinion about the future of planet earth.Extra info:Your poem doesnt have to rhyme if you dont want it to.Need inspiration? Use your highlighted lines from the original poem to start you off.

  • F one example of damage to planet earth is listedE more than one example of damage to planet earth is describedD I have explained how I feel about the damage the world is facing- do you care?C I have explained how I feel about the damage the world is facing in detail and expanded to why I feel this wayB I have explained one realistic solution to some of the problemsA I have explained more than one realistic and sustainable (long lasting) solution to these problemsDemonstrate: What GCSE grade is my poem worth?Extra info:Your poem doesnt have to rhyme if you dont want it to.Need inspiration? Use your highlighted lines from the original poem to start you off.

  • F one example of damage to planet earth is listedE more than one example of damage to planet earth is describedD I have explained how I feel about the damage the world is facing- do you care?C I have explained how I feel about the damage the world is facing in detail and expanded to why I feel this wayB I have explained one realistic solution to some of the problemsA I have explained more than one realistic and sustainable (long lasting) solution to these problemsDemonstrate: Now peer or self assess your poem!Use the mark sheet to set yourself/your partner appropriate comments/ targets

  • Read your poem with a partner or to the class to explain your decision to the lesson focus.Reflect: SoDo you care about your planet?

  • How many key terms do you now understand? (?/4)Management: The different things we can do to improve or sustain something for the future.

    Sustainability: Meeting the needs of today without comprimising the needs of future generations.

    Damage: Any action that poses a threat to people or the enviroment.

    Future: Any point in time after NOW!

  • In the same way that The only one we got poem has appropriate images to support the content, write your poem up in best including pictures and lots of colour!Its got to be good enough to make a display board of!Merits available for the best ones.Homework: Publish your poem!

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