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Resources - Vocabulary - International Day for Biological Diversity - Museums -
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Interactive activities -
Activities to print -
Lesson plans - Webquests -
Interactive games - Games to print -
Stories - Cartoons - Songs - Idioms and Proverbs - Poems - Videos

(Updated on 27/04/2013)

 


Related pages :

Flowers - The country - Seasons - Trees - Materials
Insects and Bugs
Geography (vocabulary and activities)
- Environment - Biodiversity 1

Walt WHITMAN - Henry David THOREAU



 

Resources :

 

 

  • Green roofs
    "Growing plants on roofs seem an obvious idea in our concrete and asphalt world.  Thebenefits are endless – here are just a few..."

    (iberianature.com)

 

  • Green wall
    = "a wall, either free-standing or part of a building, that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and, in some cases, soil or an inorganic growing medium..." 

    (Wikipedia)

 

  • Vertical and verdant, living wall systems sprout on two buildings, in Paris and Vancouver 
    "In addition to the obvious aesthetic appeal, their designers say these vegetated walls offer many of the same advantages of green roofs, including purifying the air and reducing ambient temperatures. Like their horizontal counterparts, vertical gardens can also provide thermal insulation, acoustical control, and a habitat for insects and small animals..."
    (archrecord.construction.com)

  • Arbor Day Resource Page (April 25) :
    Lessons and Units - Worksheets - Clipart & Images - Arbor Day Songs -
    Arbor Day Posters - Pictures of Trees
    (Teacher Planet)

 

 

Vocabulary :

 

International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May :

 

 

Museums :

  • Nature museum unveils 'cocoon'
    "London's Natural History Museum unveils the interactive centre that will soon house 34 million plant and insect specimens...
    The spectacular new wing of London's Natural History Museum has been unveiled."

    (BBC)

 

Cliparts and Flashcards :



Listening :

  • Camping - Vocabulary with AUDIO (e-learningforkids.org)
    - puis vérification de l'acquisition du vocabulaire

 

 

 

INTERACTIVE activities :

 

  • Camping - Vocabulary with AUDIO (e-learningforkids.org)
    - puis vérification de l'acquisition du vocabulaire

 

 

Activities TO PRINT :

  • "Label the flowers , including the rose, daisy, daffodil, tulip, sunflower, lily, foliage, and vase." (enchantedlearning.com)

 

Lesson plans :

  • Mount Fuji to be World Heritage site - a lesson plan with audio (May 4th 2013)
    "Japan's Mount Fuji will become a World Heritage Site in June.
    The United Nations decided on April the 30th to give the famous mountain UNESCO World Heritage status."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • World Biodiversity Day (on May 22) - a lesson plan
    DOWNLOADS: Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise
    (eslholidaylessons.com)
  • Loss of Nature Will Damage Economies (11th May, 2010) - a lesson plan
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

    UN paints bleak outlook for global biodiversity
    "Natural systems that support economies, lives and livelihoods across the planet are at risk of rapid degradation and collapse, unless there is swift,
    radical and creative action to conserve and sustainably use the variety of life on Earth," concludes the third edition of the UN Global Biodiversity Outlook, published on 10 May" (2010).

    (euractiv.com)

    Nature loss 'to damage economies'
    "The third Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3) says that some ecosystems may soon reach "tipping points" where they rapidly become less useful to humanity. Such tipping points could include rapid dieback of forest, algal takeover of watercourses and mass coral reef death."

    + WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY?
    (BBC)

 

 

 

 

Webquests :

 

Interactive games :

  • The sky - interactive crossword
    (BBC)

 

Games to print :

 

Stories :

  • Alfy's Fort (interactive with SOUND) - (angles365.com)

 

 

Cartoons :

 

 

Songs :

  • Macy Gray - Beauty In The World
    (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS
    "When I look around I see blue skies
    I see butterflies for us...
    So much beauty in the world...
    Stop and smell the flowers"

    (elyricsworld.com)

  • Just the two of us by Bill Withers (lyricsmania.com) :
    "I see the crystal raindrops fall
    And the beauty of it all
    Is when the sun comes shining through
    To make those rainbows in my mind
    When I think of you some time...
    And it becomes the morning dew
    Darling, when the morning comes
    And I see the morning sun
    I want to be the one with you"
    - with the VIDEO (YouTube)

  • The Storm Is Over Now - R Kelly
    "I couldn't see the sky...
    But then I climbed the hills
    And saw the mountains...
    Then I felt the strong wind...
    And I can see the sunshine
    (Somewhere beyond the clouds)

  • Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) - sung by Don McLean :
    "Starry, starry night.
    Paint your palette blue and grey,
    Look out on a summer's day,
    With eyes that know the darkness in my soul.
    Shadows on the hills,
    Sketch the trees and the daffodils,
    Catch the breeze and the winter chills,
    In colors on the snowy linen land..."

    - with the VIDEO (YouTube)
    "A slideshow of Vincent Van Gogh's work set to the song "Vincent" by Don McLean."

  • From a Distance - sung by Nanci Griffith :
    "From a distance the world looks blue and green
    And the snow-capped mountains white
    From a distance the ocean meets the stream
    And the eagle takes to flight
    From a distance there is harmony
    And it echoes through the land
    It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace
    It's the voice of every man..."

    - with the VIDEO (YouTube)

  • Horse With No Name by America - a worksheet - with the video

 

  • Highway Chile by Jimi Hendrix :
    "A rolling stone gathers no moss"
  • If I was a river by Tina Arena :
    "If I was the sun
    I would shine my light
    To light your world
    If I was the rain
    I would wash your tears away..."

  • I See Stars by Screaming Trees :
    "I see stars in the morning
    Not knowing if I'm dead"
  • Morning Has Broken by Stevens :
    "Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
    Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
    Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
    Sprung in completeness where his feet pass"
  • The Sky Is The Limit by Adam Gregory :
    "But even though life's sometimes hard
    and it's hard to understand
    The sky is the limit, so do with it what you can"

    (lyrics007.com)
  • Why Can I See Stars by Alistair M. Cowan :
    "She is standing next to me and,
    She is smiling, who is she,...
    Why can I see stars. "

 

Idioms and Proverbs :

  • Why Can I See Stars by Alistair M. Cowan :
    "She is standing next to me and,
    She is smiling, who is she,...
    Why can I see stars. "
  • I See Stars by Screaming Trees :
    "I see stars in the morning
    Not knowing if I'm dead"
  • Highway Chile by Jimi Hendrix :
    "A rolling stone gathers no moss"
  • The Sky Is The Limit by Adam Gregory :
    "But even though life's sometimes hard
    and it's hard to understand
    The sky is the limit, so do with it what you can"

    (lyrics007.com)

 

Poems :

  • The Wind - a poem (-ough and -aught)
    Si le lien n'aboutit pas directement au document, cliquer sur ENGLISH: Word Level: Spelling & Phonics (Part 2) / Other Word Groups
    (Primary Resources)

 

 

Videos :

  • Links between our landscape and literature
    "From the London suburbs, through the rolling Cotswolds, and out to the rugged coastline of western Scotland - the UK's landscape has influenced authors for centuries.
    In turn, their literary works have helped define how we think of Britain both culturally and geographically..."

    (BBC)

  • We are all connected - WWF - a commercial
    "This is the newest TV commercial for WWF. It shows that no mather where
    or who you are, you are always connected with nature, more then you imagine. That is why you have to support it and make sure animals and plants keep on existing in their habitat."
    (creativecriminals.com)

 

  • FLUFFY MC CLOUD
    "A short film about man's misunderstanding and mixed relationship with mother nature"

    (vimeo.com)