DIAMOND MINING. Over the next few weeks the class will be investigating the Diamond Mining Industry. We will be looking at its impact on people living in developing nations. During this time, you will all be watching the film ‘Blood Diamond’ .
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Over the next few weeks the class will be investigating the Diamond Mining Industry. We will be looking at its impact on people living in developing nations. During this time, you will all be watching the film ‘Blood Diamond’ .
Hopefully, by the end of the unit, these lyrics will hold a lot meaning to you.
"Now who gives a damn About the ice on your hand If it's not too complex Tell me how many Africans died For the baguettes on your Rolex"
Lyrics by Ms Dynamite 'It Takes More
Developed Countries (LEDCs)
TASK 1: Write the title above. Below that, describe the two photographs in front of you. What is being mined in each photo and where do you think each photo was taken?
Developed Countries (LEDCs)
TASK 1 Answers
The next few lessons will be about the Diamond Mining industry. By the end of these lessons you should be able to explain the reasoning behind the following lyrics:
"Now who gives a damn About the ice on your hand If it's not too complex Tell me how many Africans died For the baguettes on your Rolex"Ms Dynamite 'It Takes More'
TASK 2: Write down the three sentences below. Beside each, write down which are true and which are false.
You will now be given a sheet with some information about diamonds on it:
TASK 3: Answer the following questions.
Angola, Botswana, Sierra Leone, South Africa
White diamond will display slight to bold flashes of pink when viewed from the top.
Champagne diamonds are naturally coloured diamonds that are produced in a wide range of colours from light straw to rich cognac
Fancy yellow diamonds come in a broad range of shades ranging from light yellow colour.
A limited quantity of fancy yellow diamonds is recovered from the Argyle mine.
A limited quantity of fancy green diamonds is recovered from the Argyle mine.
The penetration of colour is not deep.
Fancy blue diamonds are available in a wide range of shades, from the blue of the sky to a more "steely" colour than sapphire.
Fewer number of this diamond is mined in Argyle mines.
The Argyle Diamond Mine is one of the world's largest suppliers of diamonds, producing approximately 20 million carats each year from its operations in the East Kimberley region, in the remote north of Western Australia.
The Mine is owned by the multimillion dollar company called Rio Tinto. This company has 100% ownership of the mine.
DIAMOND IS MINED IN 3 PROVINCES IN SOUTH AFRICA.
The company that started mining there is DE BEER’S COMPANY.
Sheet 1: The Diamond Chain grid.
Sheet 2: 9 statements.
TASK 4: Follow the instructions on the second sheet. You need to write the 9 statements in the correct place on the grid.