Quick summary: Students will create a presentation in which they consider concepts of personal responsibility and active citizenship as they relate to the litterbug. They will investigate the environmental and social impacts of littering.
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- Students understand the social implications of littering.
- Students begin to take responsibility for unwanted food packaging.
- Students will rethink the concept of why people litter.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 4 English:
- Create literary texts by developing storylines, characters and settings (ACELT1794)
- Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations incorporating learned content and taking into account the particular purposes and audiences (ACELY1689)
- Create literary texts that explore students’ own experiences and imagining (ACELT1607)
Year 5 English:
- Create literary texts using realistic and fantasy settings and characters that draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experienced (ACELT1612)
- Clarify understanding of content as it unfolds in formal and informal situations, connecting ideas to students’ own experiences and present and justify a point of view (ACELY1699)
- Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements (ACELY1700)
- Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts (ACELA1512)
Year 6 English:
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1714)
Syllabus Outcomes: EN2-10C, EN2-2A, EN2-6B, EN3-1A, EN3-2A, EN3-6B, EN3-7C.
Topic: Solid waste
Time required: 60+ mins
Resources required: various props as required
Digital learning opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: Students have the opportunity to change the vocabulary in their presentation for a different target audience and present to junior classes OR Students can extend their presentations in include further impacts of litter.
Keywords: Food, packaging, waste, litter.
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