Forests toolkit #4 – Different perspectives on forest use

Author(s)

Lina Varg, Christina Ottander and Jessika Lagrelius

Institution(s)

Umeå University

This teaching-learning sequence consists of two activities that can be used as an introduction for students’ work with the theme Forest us vs. Forest protection. It particularly familiarizes students with some different perspectives on and relationships with the forest. The two activities are especially suitable for use in topics such as Forest use vs. Forest protection, where several subjects (e.g. science, cívics, Language, technology) can be combined.

Age

  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18

Topic

  • Forest use Vs. Forest protection

Duration

  • Between 2-5 hours

The first activity consists of so called concept cartoons which allows students to consider different perspectives, take a stand and discuss reasons for adopting that viewpoint. In the second part, the students create interview questions to ask their family members and acquaintances about their relationship with the forest.

Students’ resources

The concept cartoons could either be printed and handed out to students or displayed via computer on a screen.

Teachers’ resources

The concept cartoons as well as a template for constructing the questions.