Although the Enchanted Kingdom film focuses almost solely on Africa, its message is a global one.

Nature is to be respected, protected and marvelled at...

What this unit will give you

Knowledge to guide your students to complete this project

  • By participating in this final, collaborative project, the learners in your school will be able to share the nature in their locality
    with other students around the world, regardless of their location

What this project will give your students

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the similarities and differences between ecosystems and the creatures that live in them.

Project Aim/Question
What natural kingdoms are living in your area?
Key Language
Adaption, mutation, food chains, food webs, ecosystems.



Stage 1 - Preparing for the Link-Up

What you can do

Set up Skype for your students to link up with other classes. What you need:

  • Devices with the Skype App installed
  • Several school-based Skype Accounts that can be used by your students (one for each device)
  • A link school (use Skype in the Classroom - see below)

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Skype in the Classroom
BBC Earth and Skype in the classroom have come together to bring engaging and inspiring interactive learning experiences based on the stunning Enchanted Kingdom film.

Stage 2 - Linking with Another Classroom


Depending on the wireless signal, the number of devices and the number of available staff, discuss times and dates for students to link with your counterpart in your chosen link school.

If your or the other school's class only has one or two available devices, you may wish to conduct small discussions between the two groups (one in each location) that are spread out over the period of a few days or weeks.

A purposeful link:

1. Students spend a short time introducing themselves to their counterparts.
2. They discuss what their local area is like to live in.
3. While out and about in their local area, groups take it in turns to show wildlife in their locations (birds nests, hedgerows, etc.) using their research to inform what they say.
4. There should be opportunity for groups to ask questions of each other.
5. The groups close the call by deciding on areas for further research.

Stage 3 - Building Upon the Link

What you can do

  • After the link, ask your student groups to spend time feeding back what they found to their peers
  • Encourage them to conduct additional research into the questions that they were asked during the link
  • Once this is done, they can use email to contact their counterparts with extra information