NOSTT/Projects/Forms 1-3/Social Studies/Renewable Natural Resources

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Teachers: Ms. Simone Johnson & Mrs. Michelle Blackwell-Jobe

School: Guaico Government Secondary

Class: Form 2

Duration: 80 Minutes

Target Group: Slow Learners

Duration of Lesson: 80 minutes

Tropical Rainforest

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  1. Concept of natural resources introduced in Regional Co-operation
  2. Identification of main resources of CARICOM States.

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At the end of this lesson, students will be able to;
  • define key concepts such as natural/physical resources, renewable resources, non-renewable resources and sustainable development.
  • differentiate between renewable and non-renewable resources.
  • identify the uses and misuses of forests.
  • examine the importance of conserving our forests in terms of sustainable development.

Set Induction

Students are asked to point out objects in their immediate environment that are products of the forests.

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  • Atlas
  • Interactive Social Studies Form 2 Focus by R.Ramsawak, S.Jodha & G.Gangapersad
  • Colour Pencils
  • Drawing Books
  • Ruler
  • Chalk
  • Blackboard
  • Worksheets

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Key points
Examine the role of the forest.
  • promote rainfall
  • prevents soil erosion
  • prevents flooding
  • maintains the composition of the atmosphere
  • reduces noise pollution
  • provides wind protection
  • a source of medical remedies
  • provides a variety of recreational and tourism activities
Discuss the indiscriminate destruction of the forests.
  • Forest Fires
  • Excessive Logging
  • Deforestation for industrial purposes

Reducing emissions from deforestation

Identify methods of conserving the forests.
  • Re-afforestation
  • Controlled cutting of trees
  • Establishment of forest reserves
  • Education drives
  • Strict laws and penalties

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  • Draw and colour a forest showing a section that is protected and another section that is being over-exploited.
  • Identify the forested areas on a map of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Discuss what life would be like, without forests.

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  • Stage 1- Divide the class into the following groups:
    • Uses of Forests
    • Misuses of Forests
    • Conservation of Forests
  • Stage 2- Each group must give a two minute presentation on the assigned topic.
Students will be marked on their presentations.

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  1. Provide feedback on group presentations, giving tips for improvement.
  2. Clarify problem areas on forests as a natural resource, identified by the students.

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  1. Collect 3 pictures of uses, 3 pictures of misuses and 3 pictures of conservation methods of the forests.