Teacher Resources

Welcome to our Resources page for teachers. KS indicators are only approximate.

Resources are divided into four broad categories.

PROJECTS which contain more in-depth or multiple activities.

Single ACTIVITIES that may form part of an overall lesson plan.

WORKSHEETS (and some additional information sheets) that can be used to link existing lesson plan activities to our Virtual Field Trip.

And finally, LINKS to external websites relating to the work of CHRISTINA NOBLE, RAINFORESTS and ANIMALS, WATER AID, and ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, including some websites where the content is relevant to aspects of our Virtual Field Trip, and which we believe may provide additional materials.

We also have a completely separate website, www.goingoverland.com, for keeping in touch with friends and family while we are away. The content will not be child oriented but there may be additional information there which may be of interest or relevance, either among the information pages or blog updates.

Please help us to keep this section relevant and helpful to you who are working in the classroom. We will welcome any comments, feedback or requests, and can upload any additional resources you may know of and want to share with others.  Please contact us at contact@landysadventures.com.

RESOURCES
PROJECTS
ACTIVITIES
WORKSHEETS
LINKS to external websites relating to:
CHRISTINA NOBLE
RAINFORESTS and ANIMALS
WATER AID
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

PROJECTS

Plan an Expedition – possible class or group project for younger pupils (KS2) – may also be used as single or individual activity (KS2/KS3+)

Thinking about child homelessness - series of linked activities to develop understanding of problems facing children who are homeless – can be related to work of CNCF Mongolia or expanded

Rainforest Concern – education pack

Project 1 – A model rainforest (KS1)

Project 2 – Creatures of the Forest (KS2)

Project 3 – Rainforest Night Day Dance (KS1)

Project 4 – Mini-beast Traps (KS1)

Project 5 – Big Rainforest Book (KS1)

Project 6 – Day Night Diorama (KS1)

Project 7 – Musical Composition (KS1)

Project 8 – Little Footprints – Do’s & Don’ts Poster (KS1)

Project 9 – Rainforest Food Detectives (KS1)

Project 10 - Growing Project Visiting a Forest or Woodland Site (KS1)

Project 11 - Where foods come from (KS1)

Project 12 - The Living Rainforest (KS1)

Water Around the World – Water aid lesson plan (KS2 geography)

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ACTIVITIES

Using Landy’s Adventures in Geography (1) – Time Zones - notes and YouTube links specific to time zones, latitude & longitude, international date line relating to Landy’s Adventures

Using Landy’s Adventures in Geography (2) – Physical & Human Geography - notes

Fact Sheet – Mongolian Street Children - information sheet to support fundraising activities

Spooky Spiders1, Spooky Spiders2, and Spooky Spiders3. Suggested average age 8-9 years. See below for link to on-line interactive Spooky Spiders.

Rainforest wordsearch - additional activity (KS1)

Rainforest explorers - additional activity (KS1)

Rainforest creatures (wordsearch) – additional activity (KS1)

Parachute games - additional activity (KS1)

Can I cross your river - additional activity (KS1)

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WORKSHEETS

Crack the Code - using the code match the words written in code (Russian) to the similar sounding words in English – KS2

Let’s go Camping – match the words to the pictures

Weather wordsearch

Foreign Exchange (1) – maths questions based on money exchange – this is produced as a word document – please feel free to amend to meet your current teaching methods – KS2

Wordsearch – based on the word ANTIPODES (to go with visits to antipode sites in Mongolia at the end of August 2010)

Wordsearch – based on the word PETROGLYPHS (to go with visit to Kazakhstan Petroglyphs in July 2010)

Wordsearch – based on word ANTHROPOLOGY

Images & Logos – worksheet relating to advertising and media pressure (KS2 & KS3)

Anthropology – word quiz with pictures and clues (KS2 & KS3)

Water – True or False – quiz (KS2 & KS3)

How much water? – how much water is in the human body (KS2)

What do Paul & Helen need? – short wordsearch (KS2)

Flags worksheet – rearrange the letters (KS2)

Flags worksheet – match the flag to the name of the country (KS2)

Cats and Dogs – wordsearch (KS2)

Pinki’s story – Water Aid (PDF) (India)

Erica’s story – Water Aid (PDF) (Tanzania)

Solomon’s story – Water Aid (PDF) (Uganda)

Vasanthi’s story – Water Aid (PDF) (India)

Eskender’s story – Water Aid (PDF) (Ethiopia)

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LINKS to external websites

CHRISTINA NOBLE

Series of photographs by Kent Treptow, Californian photographer, with spoken commentary about the reality of life on and under the streets of Mongolia can be downloaded to RealPlayer from his website.

YouTube has this 3 minute news report from August 2007, while written reports include this 1997 news article, this 2005 news article, 2008 report, and this 2005 New Internationalist article, all regarding issues affecting homeless children in Mongolia, and demonstrate that this is a long standing problem.

Reports of a very dry summer and severe winter (known as Dzud) in 2009/10 show how difficult life is for nomadic Mongolian families and their children, increasing the likelihood of more children needing the care and support of the Christina Noble foundation.  Follow these two links for recent news and information regarding this situation: January news report from Mongolia-Web and article from Mongolia-Web on the psychosocial impact of the Dzud on children.

Mongolian album of photographer and writer Ellen Shapiro.

The Mongolian ger.

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RAINFORESTS and ANIMALS

Spooky Spiders - online link to interactive lesson about tarantulas, commonly found in South America – also available as word documents under resources above

Rainforest Concern education resource - includes downloadable information booklet and worksheet for teachers and parents as well as interactive e-flet for children, among other resources and ideas for promoting rainforest concern

The Prince’s Rainforest Project has a rich variety of relevant information relevant to preserving the rainforests.

Wildlife Trust – Wildlife Watch
http://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/
Wildlife Watch is the UK’s leading environmental action club for kids. Taking part in Wildlife Watch is an exciting way to explore your surroundings and get closer to the wildlife you share it with.

Kew
www.kew.org
On a visit to Kew, the wonder of the rainforest will be brought to life as students can experience the fantastic collection of plants from all the temperate areas of the world. There are also special activities, led by the highly skilled and dedicated Kew teachers.

RSPB
www.rspb.org.uk
Their work is driven by a passionate belief that we all have a responsibility to protect birds and the environment. Bird populations reflect the health of the planet on which our future depends.

WWF
www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/working_with_schools
The website has a free monthly resource pack on biodiversity for schools. Follow the link for more information.

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WATER AID

The Water Family Game - on-line interactive game from Water Aid learning about the uses and importance of water

Splish Splash Flush - Water Aid’s educational video on YouTube about how different types of sanitation can work – includes some promotional messages about work of Water Aid (13 minutes)

The Stink Goes On - Water Aid’s video on YouTube promoting their campaign to end water poverty – includes reference to Western society before sanitation (less than 2 minutes)

The Adventures of Super Toilet – Water Aid’s cartoon video on YouTube promoting good toilet hygiene (9 minutes)

Life without Loos: chef - Water Aid video on YouTube illustrating what life could be like without toilets (2 minutes)

Whilst the above links lead to probably the more appropriate YouTube videos, Water Aid have a number of other videos relating to sanitation and hygiene that can be located via the above links or from here.

Further Water Aid teaching resources can be found in their free resource Learn Zone, as well as fundraising tips and resources for schools through their website.

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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

GLOBE
http://www.globe.gov
GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program.

Global Action Plan
www.appetiteforaction.org.uk
Appetite for Action helps primary school pupils connect the food they eat with the environment. GAP offers free downloadable resources that deal with sustainability.

Carbon Detectives
http://www.carbondetectives.org.uk/content/home/index.html
Education based site for teaching about reducing carbon footprint.

UK Carbon Footprint Project
http://www.google.co.uk/carbonfootprint/schools.html
Schools Resource

Natural England
www.naturalengland.org.uk
Natural England is here to conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings.

The National Trust
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/
The NT protects and opens to the public over 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and mills, and also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages – for ever, for everyone.

The Woodland Trust
www.woodland-trust.org.uk
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading charity dedicated solely to the protection of our native woodland heritage. There is a first class resource library on this site, dedicated to children and learning.

Eco-Schools
www.eco-schools.org.uk/
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.

EDF Pod for Greener Learning
www.jointhepod.org
Find examples of best practice in the quest to reduce the impact of climate change by going to The Pod for Greener Learning. Schools can also apply for funding to improve the sustainability of their schools through the EDF Energy Green Fund.

Project Genie
www.projectgenie.org.uk
This site has useful information on teaching climate change and issues around sustainability. It also offers a free storybook suitable for 7-11 year olds, which can be downloaded along with lessons that link to the book.

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