Quick summary: In groups of 6 – 8 (making only 3 or 4 groups in total), students will respond to a song with a sustainability message by choreographing and performing a dance or mime.
This lesson has been developed as part of the Schools Recycle Right Challenge for Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week. Register your lesson or other activities so they can be counted towards the national achievement and to receive other free support materials.
- Students respond to texts
- Students understand the aims of National Recycling Week
- Students grasp the messages in texts
- Students collaborate to create physical representations of the ideas in texts
Cross-curriculum priorities: Sustainability OI.8.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 7 & 8 Dance
- Develop their choreographic intent by applying the elements of dance to select and organise movement (ACADAM014)
Year 7 & 8 Drama
- Plan, structure and rehearse drama, exploring ways to communicate and refine dramatic meaning for theatrical effect (ACADRM042)
Year 7 Science
- Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116)
Year 8 Science
- Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (ACSHE135)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC4-11PW, SC4-12ES.
Time needed: 60 minutes.
Resources required: Internet, Student Worksheet, ‘The Second Law: Unsustainable’ by Muse (consider downloading from iTunes).
Key words: National Recycling Week, Resources, Rubbish, Re-using, Recycling.
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