On 8th May 2016 Sir David Attenborough, renowned naturalist and prolific wild life programme producer and presenter, will be celebrating his 90th birthday. David has captivated, enchanted and charmed people for 64 years with his dulcet tones and unique presentational skills to become a popular, respected and much-loved personality.
This resource is a fully editable, colourful, informative and interesting 96 slide assembly / lesson PowerPoint on David’s life and achievements.
This resource includes references to the following:-
• His birthdate, birthplace and parentage
• His family – siblings and children
• His education
• His interests
• His time in the Navy
• His position in the BBC as BBC 2 Controller and Director of Programmes – his commissioning of successful TV shows
• His wildlife and natural science programmes
• His favourite and most memorable moments in filming and producing programmes – gorillas of Rwanda, the penguins of South Georgia, Christmas Island crabs, meeting a bird of paradise, the first time he dived on a coral reef, meeting a blue whale, discovering a lost tribe
• Risks David has taken – abseiling down a tree in the rain forest, being attacked by military ants in Africa
• Some plants and animals named after David
• Some interesting facts – most travelled person, skull found in garden from a murder, his favourite holiday destination, his favourite animal, his least favourite animal
• His major achievements – BAFTA, knighthood
• His patronage of Charities and organisations
• His commentary on Adele – the singer
There are several hyperlinks in the powerpoint to short clips of his documentaries including Zoo Quest, the lyrebird, the bird of paradise, the penguins, the whale, the lost tribe, the lyre bird, the gorillas of Rwanda and his commentary on Adele.
A slightly shorter (77 slides), simplified text version of this resource more suitable for younger / Special Education students is avaialble to purchase for just $3 from https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/David-Attenborough-PowerPoint-Simple-Text-8th-May-90th-Birthday-2518275
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