Year 9 assessment The Rain Forest Issue



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Year 9 assessment The Rain Forest Issue

  • Aim
  • To write an essay describing and explaining issues surrounding the destruction of Tropical Rain Forests

Remember to do a front cover

  • Name + Form
  • Title: The Rain Forest Issue

Year 9 assessment The Rain Forest Issue

  • Introduction
  • What are tropical rain forests/what are they like?
  • Where are they found (located) ~ show this on a labelled map
  • How fast are they disappearing?
  • Interactions Pages 9 - 13 useful for this section

Year 9 assessment Tropical Rain Forest destruction

  • Why are the forests being destroyed?
  • Write about ALL the reasons forests are being cut down
      • For wealth
      • Road building
      • Logging
      • Farming
      • Cattle ranching
      • Mining
      • Hydro-electric power (HEP
  • Include details of actual places where this is happening

Year 9 assessment Tropical Rain Forest destruction

  • What effects is the destruction having?
  • On people
  • On the environment (rivers, soil, animals, global warming)

Year 9 assessment Tropical Rain Forest destruction

Year 9 assessment Tropical Rain Forest destruction

  • How can we conserve the forests sustainably?
  • Explain what sustainable means
  • Describe ways in which the forest can be used/exploited without doing damage

Year 9 assessment Tropical Rain Forest destruction

Year 9 assessment Tropical Rain Forest destruction

  • Conclusion
  • Think about the destruction of the rain forests ………should we be concerned? Should we do anything?
  • Sustainability
  • Eco-tourism employs local people & uses local resources
  • Create nature reserves to protect animals from extinction
  • Pay fair price for products eg. nuts
  • No logging in some parts of forests
  • Encourage local farmers to plant crops between trees
  • Aforestation (plant fast-growing trees to be used for fuel & building


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