Quick summary: Students will consider why and how people litter, then develop a campaign to convince litterbugs to refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle. They will consider the environmental and social impacts of littering.
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- Students understand the social and environmental implications of littering.
- Students begin to take responsibility for unwanted food packaging.
- Students will rethink the concept of why people litter and how they can change litterbugs value set.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 9 English:
- Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that present a point of view and advance or illustrate arguments, including texts that integrate visual, print and/or audio features (ACELY1746)
- Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for aesthetic and playful purposes (ACELY1741)
- Use interaction skills to present and discuss an idea and to influence and engage an audience by selecting persuasive language, varying voice tone, pitch, and pace, and using elements such as music and sound effects (ACELY1811)
Year 10 English:
- Create sustained texts, including texts that combine specific digital or media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues (ACELY1756)
- Identify and explore the purposes and effects of different text structures and language features of spoken texts, and use this knowledge to create purposeful texts that inform, persuade and engage (ACELY1750)
- Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements to influence a course of action (ACELY1751)
Syllabus Outcomes: EN5-2A, EN5-1A, EN5-3B.
Topic: Solid waste, Clean Up Australia
Time required: 60+ mins
Resources required: Various props as required, computer with various editing software, recording device, poster materials.
Digital learning opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities, multimedia.
Homework and extension opportunities: Students have the opportunity to extend their campaign to incorporate economic and health implications of littering.
Keywords: Food, packaging, waste, litter.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.