What about overpopulation?

Code: E5670-07
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This appealing lesson plan contains a learning outcome, success criteria, pre-lesson preparation, resources, learning sequences and a conclusion. By the end of the lesson students will have gained an awareness of the impact overpopulation has on the globe. The teacher introduces the lesson with a story for the class, discussing the plot with the class at the end. The class conducts a brainstorm regarding the strains on the Earth as a result of overpopulation, choses a specific strain, and writes an essay on it. In the final task students will watch a related film, and reflect on it after. The lesson concludes with time for students to write in their learning log and reflect on the lesson. A homework exercise is also provided for students to work on outside of the classroom.

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About the Author

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Maria Gill writes full time from a seaside village north of Auckland, New Zealand. She has had 20 children’s books published for the retail market and another 35 educational books for the international market. Maria specialises in children’s non-fiction books. Seven of her books have been shortlisted for children’s book awards (New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards and LIANZA Awards) and eight have been Storylines Notable Books. Her book ‘Anzac Heroes’ won the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adult Non-fiction Award and the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award. ‘New Zealand Hall of Fame’ won the Children’s Choice in the non-fiction category. Previously she has been a primary school teacher and she also has a Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies. Maria also reviews books on http://kidsbooksnz.blogspot.com . For more information about Maria please go to www.mariagill.co.nz