Teacher Review For Rainforest Heroes

In the Rainforest Action Network... Action is the key word.

Denis K.
District 75 Special Education Science Instructional Coach
NYC Department Of Education
New York, NY
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My Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with General
How I Use It
This is a site designed to inform visitors that, "rainforests are treasure troves of life, home to some of the most biologically and culturally diverse landscapes on earth." With this in mind, this is a place where teachers and students can show off their work to help save the world's rainforests: "Protect-an-Acre Heroes" is the raising money section to protect the rainforests. They offer creative examples of how kids and schools have raised money to help support Indigenous communities and protect rainforests! "Poster Artist Heroes" showcase hundreds of posters about protecting the rainforest. Many of the posters also called on one of America’s most famous cereal brands, General Mills, to stop destroying rainforests for palm oil. Youth in Minneapolis delivered these posters to General Mills on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 in honor of youth working together for Earth Day from around the world. "Letter Writing Heroes" writes letters about protecting rainforests from concerned parents, children, and Walker Church social justice chapter were there delivering hundreds of hand-written letters from kids around the world, especially kids US, Australia, and England.
My Take
I think this is a great tool to get students involved in ACTION projects, where they are offered the opportunity to make an impact based on their decision to change the world in which they live in some small way.