Full KS2 unit of work for Environmental Issues (also known as Fragile Environments). This unit explores the world's environmental issues including the Antarctic, coral reefs and endangered animals. All lessons are suitable for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. Most suitable for KS2, years 5 or 6.
All lessons have a starter and learning objectives. All PowerPoints in the same signature style.
1 - What threats does our planet face?
2 - What is climate change?
3 - What is a fragile environment?
4 - Antarctic Factfile
5 - What are coral reefs?
6 - What are threats to coral reefs?
7 - How are we protecting coral reefs?
8 - Antarctic ICT
9 - Endangered species
10 - Animal presentations prep
11 - Animal presentations to class
12 - Save the animals
13 - Revision
14 - End of unit test
Also includes Geography Literacy mat and Geography Numeracy/Map Skills mat.
Links to National Curriculum:
- Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features
- l:ocate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities
- Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle