Henri Rousseau 4 Destruction of habitats
This play looks at how an increase in the demand for meat can affect tropical rainforests. It explores some of the consequences for; animals and plants living in these areas, farmers and our planet. It would great for use in an assembly or in class, when learning about rainforests, healthy eating and sustainability. It contains roles for everyone in a class, music and sound effects and guidance for performance.
Challenge the class to think about what steps they can take to help save the rainforests. Following the research on this very emotive issue have a debate with the children taking sides as either conservationists or foresters or coffee/cocoa/rubber farmers.
The children could then discuss any local areas where habitats have been destroyed ( new building projects or bypasses etc ) and begin to research and study how they could support the habitat with the creation of insect homes (bug huts ), wildlife gardens (butterfly friendly plants) and feeding areas e.g. bird feeders etc.
Sky have developed a range of resources based around saving the rainforest which include videos , lesson plans ,activities and competitions.