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DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION PROGRAMME

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, ST. AUGUSTINE
GEOGRAPHY LESSON PLAN
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TEACHER: Ms. Rampersad
SCHOOL: Success Laventille Secondary School
DATE: Thursday 19th November, 2015
CLASS: Form 5A

TIME: 35 minutes

PERIODS: 1

THEME/TOPIC/UNIT: Deforestation
LESSON: Causes and Consequences of Deforestation
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE:
Students know:
1.
2.
3.
4.

The meaning of the term urbanization.


They live in a house situated on a piece of cleared land.
What a forested area looks like.
Types of economic activities.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:
Students should at the end of the lesson:
1. Appreciate the interrelationships between the natural and the human environment.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of growth of human settlements.
3. Develop an awareness of factors influencing patterns and changes in economic activity.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
Objective

Classification

1. Formulate a definition of deforestation.


2. Describe the causes of deforestation.
3. Explain the consequences of deforestation.

Cognitive/Affective
Cognitive/Affective, Psychomotor
Cognitive/Affective

Ms. Rampersad
Geography
5A- Deforestation (Causes and Consequences)

SET INDUCTION (3 mins)


A short segment of the story, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss will be read to students and students asked
to state what the story is about.

SECTION ONE (5 mins)

Content:
What is deforestation?
The practice of clearing trees to provide land space for various purposes.

PROCEDURAL/ACTIVITIES:
TEACHERS
ACTIVITIES
Read a section of the story,
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

STUDENTS
ACTIVITIES
Listening and
brainstorming- students
are required to guess what
the story was about.

MATERIALS/AIDS/RESOURCES

Introduce students to the


topic of deforestation.
Write the answers given by
students on the whiteboard
and lead discussion.

Analyzing and
formulating- students are
required to formulate a
definition of deforestation.

Whiteboard, markers

A copy of the book entitled The


Lorax by Dr. Seuss, whiteboard
and markers

Sectional Review: Students ideas are written on the board and a definition produced.

Ms. Rampersad
Geography
5A- Deforestation (Causes and Consequences)

SECTION TWO (14 mins)


Content:
Describe the causes of deforestation.
* squatting

*lumbering

*agriculture

*mining

* fuel wood charcoal (Haiti)

*tourist development
Redefine the previous definition of deforestation:
The practice of clearing trees and forests to provide land space for various purposes such as
agriculture, industry and visitor facilities at a recreational site.

PROCEDURAL/ACTIVITIES:
TEACHERS ACTIVITIES STUDENTS ACTIVITIES
Read a section of the story,
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Listening and analyzing- listen


to story attentively while it is
read
Brainstorming- students are
required to give reasons as to
why the trees were cut down.
Gives the maps and Rally
Interpretation and recordingCoach worksheets to
students are required to work in
students.
pairs and write reasons
Explain instructions that the
(individually) as to why land is
role of each partner is to
deforested by using the map.
listen, observe and coach
The other student coaches.
Discuss students answer from Discuss- students will discuss
the cooperative learning
their answer and justify why
activity
they were constructed.

MATERIALS/AIDS/
RESOURCES
A copy of the book
entitled The Lorax by Dr.
Seuss, whiteboard and
markers
Map of Trinidad and
Tobago, rally coach
worksheet, pens, pencil

Rally coach worksheets,


whiteboard markers,
whiteboard

Sectional Review: Students will redefine their definition of deforestation which will be written
on the board and their answers on causes for deforestation noted as well.

Ms. Rampersad
Geography
5A- Deforestation (Causes and Consequences)

SECTION THREE ( 6 mins )


Content:
What are the consequences of deforestation on the natural and human environment?
* loss of flora and fauna

* soil erosion * flooding

*decline in underground water

* less tourists visiting


The practice of clearing trees to provide land space for various purposes such as
PROCEDURAL/ACTIVITIES:
TEACHERS ACTIVITIES

STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

Read a section of the story, The Lorax by


Dr. Seuss

Listening and analyzing- listen to


story attentively while it is read
Brainstorming- students are
required to give answers as to what
happened when the trees were cut
down.
Teacher-led Discussion-What was the
Listening and proposing- students
land of the Lorax like before the Once-ler are required to listen and participate
arrived? Did it seem like someplace you'd in discussion. They are to propose
like to live? What parts of your own
consequences of deforestation.
environment would you be sad to see go? Suggest how it may affect natural
How does the Once-lers Thneed
and human systems
business hurt the land of the Lorax? What
happens to the Swomee-swans, the
Brown Bar-ba-loots, and the Hummingfish?
Students are reminded of their field study
ast Thursday to Edith Falls. What would happen
CDA chose to build a hotel or parking lot there?
Sectional Review:
Comments and suggestions noted on the whiteboard.

Ms. Rampersad
Geography
5A- Deforestation (Causes and Consequences)

MATERIALS/AIDS/
RESOURCES
A copy of the book
entitled The Lorax by Dr.
Seuss, whiteboard and
markers
Whiteboard, markers,
notebooks and pens

CONSOLIDATION (2 mins)
A recap of the causes and effects of deforestation.
EVALUATION (5 mins)
Reasonable level of achievement

Related Objective

Students will be given a worksheet to complete three (3) causes and


consequences of deforestation.

2 and 3

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:
Read the ending of the Lorax story. Determine some solutions for the issue of deforestation.

ADDITIONAL READING: A hand out summarizing all that is covered in the lesson will be
given to the students.
TEACHERS EVALUATION OF THE LESSON:

TUTORS COMMENTS:

Ms. Rampersad
Geography
5A- Deforestation (Causes and Consequences)