Thank You For The Rain: 16-18 Geography

Thank You For the Rain - Doc Academy
Thank You For the Rain - Doc Academy




Short (1-4 activities)

This two lesson geography series for students aged 16 18 touches upon core geographical themes including the role of carbon and water cycles in shaping our environment and how humans both drive and mitigate against environmental change. The lessons use documentary extracts to examine these processes from the point of view of a Kenyan farmer-turned-climate activist. Demonstrating the interlinked nature of physical and human processes, this resource could be used as a segue between the core themes of water and carbon cycles and global governance. 

Lesson One - Why is Kisilu Obsessed with Planting Trees? 

Uses Kisilu's story to focus on the links between the carbon and water cycles and the role of feedback mechanisms in Kitui county, Kenya. Students will require some prior knowledge of the how these cycles work before embarking on this lesson. 

Lesson Objective: 

  • To identify links between the water and carbon cycles, using climate as a key context for exploring these linkages.

Clip(s) to Use - Clip 3: Planting Trees

Lesson Two - Will the World Help Kisilu? 

Encourages students to assess the role global agreements play in mitigating against the effects of rising CO2 levels and climate change whilst also considering what this may mean for farmers such as Kisilu. 

Lesson Objective:  

  • To assess attempts to govern the atmosphere at a global scale.

Clip(s) to Use - Clip 6: Kisilu's Speech 

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  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Geography
  • Media Studies
  • Politics
  • PSHE Education

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