World Bee Day

Use this lesson plan with your primary learners to help make them aware of the importance of bees as pollinators.

Author
Jo Blackmore

Introduction

This lesson plan helps raise awareness of the importance of bees as pollinators. It is based on the United Nations' World Bee Day, which takes place on 20 May annually https://www.un.org/en/observances/bee-day/background, but it can be used at any time of year. World Bee Day aims to show how important bees are as pollinators for ensuring the survival of wild plants and farm crops. It draws attention to the environmental problems that threaten bees. 

The first part of this lesson is based on a video which provides facts about bees, outlines the dangers they face and suggests what we can do to help. The second part focuses on the logo for World Bee Day. Learners think of new slogans and design a new logo to promote this special day.

Aims:

  • To raise awareness of environmental issues connected with bees
  • To build learners' vocabulary for bees, pollination and environmental issues
  • To develop listening comprehension skills
  • To develop creativity and design skills

Age and level:

Primary (8–12 years) at CEFR level A2 and above

Time:

60–90 minutes approximately

Materials:

The lesson plan and student materials can be downloaded below in PDF format.

  • lesson plan for face-to-face teaching
  • lesson plan for remote teaching
  • worksheet
  • example new logo for face-to-face teaching
  • presentation slides for remote teaching

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