Quick summary: In this activity students identify the benefits of recycling mobile phones. They will develop the understanding and skills necessary to act responsibly and create texts that inform and persuade others to take action for sustainable futures.
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- Students understand the role and impact of resource use;
- Students begin to take responsibility for unwanted resources;
- Students describes the environmental benefits of recycling mobile phones.
General Capabilities: Literacy, Critical and creative thinking.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 3 English:
- Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students’ own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angle (ACELT1601)
- Create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts, for example characterisation, rhyme, rhythm, mood, music, sound effects and dialogue (ACELT1791)
Year 3 Science:
- Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)
Year 4 English:
- Create literary texts by developing storylines, characters and settings (ACELT1794)
- Create literary texts that explore students’ own experiences and imagining (ACELT1607)
Year 4 Science:
- Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)
Topic: Consumption, National Recycling Week
Time required: 2 – 4 lessons
- Fact Sheet: Recycling Mobile Phones
- Presentation: Why is it important to recycle phones?
- Video: MobileMuster Recycling Program
Digital learning opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities, Picture Sentence Match, online comic creator: http://www.toondoo.com/
Keywords: Waste, litter, e-waste, mobile phone, consumption, MobileMuster.
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