Ecuador: Rainforest Living, Being a Young Person in the Amazon

KS2: ages 7-11KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16FilmWebsite

If you grow up in the Amazon the jungle is your playground and your snack shop, and children from Mondana Village in Ecuador travel to school by canoe.

This film with accompanying discussion questions and activities helps pupils explore how life in the Amazon is changing fast. The future of the rainforest is under threat from roadbuilding, oil and logging. But this is not a simple story.

Hear how people’s lives have changed as a result of recent developments, for example a new road being built through the village of Mondana, which previously could be reached only reachable by foot or water. The competition between the environment and development is fierce. How long can these families and the rainforest continue to co-exist?

The film is available in primary and secondary versions, with a selection of age-appropriate teaching activities and discussion ideas.


Items available

    • Film (free)
    • Website (free)
    • Primary film and activity ideas (ages 7 to 11).
    • Visit website
    • Website (free)
    • Secondary film and activity ideas (ages 11 to 16).
    • Visit website

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