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Topical Tuesdays: Amazon Fires – KS2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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This resource looks at the devastating Amazon rainforest fires, as well as the protests that took place all over the world to ensure their protection.

Pupils will find out all about the fires – what caused them, how many there were, why it’s so important, how the world reacted and how Brazil has responded.

This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:

  • Hold a debate on whether other nations have a say in how these fires are dealt with, or whether it should be up to Brazil alone.
  • Write an imaginary account of the fires from the perspective of an animal living in the rainforest
  • Write a poem using the metaphor of the Amazon rainforest being the lungs of the world
  • Investigate how much oxygen the Amazon rainforest produces, and how this happens

Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.

What is The Week Junior?

The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.

To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.

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