L6 Flora and Fauna

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L6 Flora and Fauna

  1. 1. Native Flora and Fauna <ul><li>Lesson Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>To identify 4 significant plants and animals in New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>To explain why those plants and animals are significant. </li></ul><ul><li>Key Words: </li></ul><ul><li>Fauna </li></ul><ul><li>Flora </li></ul>Do now: Write down a list of famous NZ plants and animals. As many as you can in 2 minutes. A New Zealand tui on a branch
  2. 2. Term Outline Enquiry Questions Where did NZ come from? Where did NZers come from? Why is NZ unique? Who are the Kiwis? Role models and national identity What is NZ’s relationship with the world? What is the future of New Zealand? Lesson Key Questions What is significant about NZ flora and fauna? What is significant about NZ geography? The tourism industry. What is biculturalism? Waitangi and beyond Who were the suffragists? How does the New Zealand political system work? Parliament and the Commonwealth. Why is New Zealand nuclear free?
  3. 3. Lesson Objectives <ul><li>To explain what the most significant animal or plant is in NZ. </li></ul><ul><li>To write a structured paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>To describe a variety of New Zealand flora and fauna </li></ul>All A Few All Create Argument
  4. 4. Tuatara <ul><li>The Tuatara is a unique type of _____ that has existed since the age of the dinosaurs. They are found only on _______ New Zealand islands and in protected wildlife _________ , where they can live to be 100 _____ old. </li></ul><ul><li>Insert the correct word into the gaps: </li></ul><ul><li>years sanctuaries </li></ul><ul><li>offshore reptile </li></ul>Tuatara eating something Tuatara eating a weta
  5. 5. Tuatara <ul><li>The Tuatara is a unique type of reptile that has existed since the age of the dinosaurs. They are found only on offshore New Zealand islands and in protected wildlife sanctuaries , where they can live to be 100 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>Insert the correct word into the gaps: </li></ul><ul><li>years sanctuaries </li></ul><ul><li>offshore reptile </li></ul>Tuatara eating something Tuatara eating a weta
  6. 6. Alpine Keas and the Southern Alps <ul><li>Watch the following video and answer the questions below: </li></ul><ul><li>1. What traits do animals need to have if they live in the Southern Alps? </li></ul><ul><li>2. How do the alpine keas survive in the wild? </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Kiwi <ul><li>The kiwi, New Zealand’s national icon, is a flightless, nocturnal bird that sniffs out its diet of worms and insects with nostrils at the end of its beak. </li></ul><ul><li>There are five kiwi species: the Tokoeka (South Island), the Brown Kiwi (North Island), the Great Spotted Kiwi, the Little Spotted Kiwi and the Rowi. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think the kiwi is significant to NZers? (3 bullet points) </li></ul>New Zealand kiwi getting a hug
  8. 8. Harakeke <ul><li>Harakeke was the name given to this plant by Maori. The first European traders called it &quot;flax&quot; because its fibres were similar to that of true flax found in other parts of the world. Though we still call it flax today, harakeke is really a lily. It is unique to New Zealand and is one of our oldest plant species. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think that harakeke is significant to NZers? (2 sentences) </li></ul>Flax or Harakeke Woven flax Flax or Harakeke
  9. 9. Pohutukawa <ul><li>The Pohutukawa tree ( Metrosideros excelsa ) with its crimson flower has become an established part of the New Zealand Christmas tradition. This iconic Kiwi Christmas tree, which often features on greeting cards and in poems and songs, has become an important symbol for New Zealanders at home and abroad. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think that the Pohutukawa is significant to NZers? (2 sentences) </li></ul>Pohutukawa flower
  10. 10. Structured Paragraph <ul><li>Remember how to write a structured paragraph? </li></ul><ul><li>P – Point </li></ul><ul><li>E – Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>E – Explanation </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss: </li></ul><ul><li>A single paragraph is a single ____? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference between these three sections of a paragraph? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you have more than one piece of evidence in a single paragraph? Why/why not? </li></ul>New Zealand Weta
  11. 11. <ul><li>Using either one of the examples you have been given during this lesson OR your own knowledge, write a structured paragraph on the following: </li></ul><ul><li>What is the most significant animal or plant in New Zealand? </li></ul><ul><li>Extension: </li></ul><ul><li>Write an evaluative 2 nd paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ On the other hand...’ </li></ul>Structured Paragraph New Zealand Kea
  12. 12. Reminder: Atlas <ul><li>You will need to bring your atlases next lesson! </li></ul><ul><li>Write this in your homework diary. </li></ul>

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