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What is Sustainable Agriculture?

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Description

This short animated film, narrated by actor/director/producer and Academy Award winner Sir David Attenborough, highlights the role forests can play in national development, a green economy and climate change. It also reviews the current situation and some transformative solutions. 

This video is accompanied by lesson ideas if you would like to dig deeper into the issue. 

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This video would be excellent to spark discussions on the importance of forest and their key role in helping the fight on climate change, in Geography and Science classes. 

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Themes Addressed

  • Air, Atmosphere & Climate (1)

    • Climate Change
  • Ecosystems (2)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
    • Habitat Loss
  • Land Use & Natural Resources (1)

    • Forests