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Humanities - The Big Debate!

Published Monday, February 21, 2011.
Last updated: Monday, February 21, 2011

Arguments for and against Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest

  Due Monday 28th February

 In class today we looked at the life and death of Chico Mendes, a Brazilian rubber tapper, who spent his life fighting to protect the Amazon Rainforest and believed in sustainable farming.


We have spent time over the last few weeks looking at reasons why we should protect the rainforests from deforestation. Chico's death makes it clear that there were a lot of people that wanted to cut down parts of the Amazon Rainforest for different reasons.  Chico therefore made many friends and enemies, in his lifetime, due to his views about deforestation. 

At home I would like you to reflect on what you learnt in class and present all the reasons you can think of for and against the destruction of the rainforest.  You can present your findings however you like but please present it neatly on paper (no larger than A3) as it will be stuck into your Rainforests Portfolio.

If any of you are struggling to remember some of the motives in our murder mystery can look on this website to refresh your memories.

You should be able to remember the key reasons but here are the suspects if you want to read about them again.

Optional Extension:

If you think the rainforest should be chopped down, can you think of ways to make this as sustainable as possible?

If you are particularly interested about Chico Mendes, you can research him and write his biography.  This can be presented however you like.

Comment By Shirley Losmithgul 

It's so sad that I'm sick but I am getting abit better now. Anyway, I'll still try my best to do the homework!

Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Comment By Ms Jo 

Get well soon Shirley. I'm sorry to hear you are sick. Please do not attempt to do the homework if you are unwell.

Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Comment By shayomi  

This homework sounds fun....Do we have to do the extension?

Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Comment By Shayomi 5J 

Can we use Microsoft Word on the Computer?

Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2011