Human Use of a Living Resource: The Forest
Locate the following words in your glossary. (Check them off)
Part 1 (Time: 15-20 minutes)
Lead students into a brainstorming session:
- What is a resource?
- What do you think of when you hear the words "human
- "natural use" of a forest resource?
- Students record their ideas
on Activity Worksheet #1 in both sections.
(top half of the paper only)
Part 2 (Time: 15 minutes)
- Following the above exercise, have students make observations
human and natural use of the forests using the poster "Between the
- Students will then add ideas to the lists they began during
Part 1 of
this lesson on the lower half of Activity Worksheet #1.
(encourage them to include things such as agriculture, mining,
fishing, wildlife, recreation, tourism, cultural, archaeological,
Part 3 (Time: 45 minutes)
Video: "The Miracle Resource" -
Students will be asked to look for the following information while viewing
this video (these could be listed on the blackboard or put onto an overhead
1) a variety of forest products
2) the photosynthesis process
3) extracting non-living resources
4) connection to sports and resources
5) the role energy plays in the use of natural resources
6) world population predictions and sustainability
Possible options for Part 3
- Full class or group activity - list the video headings
(6 listed above) on the blackboard or overhead - have students watch the
video the first time to be prepared to discuss at least two of the topics
on the list – you may wish to divide the class into groups and assign
to each group so that all of the topics will be covered.
- Lead class
into a follow-up oral discussion - what information did
they get on each of the six topics - complete Activity Worksheet
together or view the video once again and have each student
complete the worksheet independently as they watch the video for
the second time.
- Refer to video review sheet and divide video into
Do Activity Worksheet #2 (in 5 parts) as a full class activity.
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