Rainforests - Debate
Is the Amazon rainforest being developed or destroyed?
Preparation: for the global context of this debate, use the booklet Rainforests for Tomorrow. Look at the map of 'Rainforests around the World' (page 2 and 3) and read about the 'Climate and Vegetation' (pages 4 and 5)
In a group you will represent a set of people affected by the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest:
- the Brazilian government
- poor migrant farmers
- tribal people
Deforestation means to remove the trees and other vegetation.
Each group should work together to prepare a 10-minute presentation, which will be made to the rest of the class in a mock public meeting. You should allocate tasks among members of the group, and work together to coordinate your efforts throughout this preparation stage.