Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson is one of six lessons for Years 3-8, designed to support you and your students to produce quality films for the MobileMuster Film Competition, with the aim of encouraging the community to recycle more of their old and unused mobile phones. For information about the Film Competition, visit the MobileMuster website.

This lesson contains brainstorming and planning processes to support students in developing ideas for the MobileMuster Film Competition. Students will be guided through creative processes and work with a group to refine and build out their ideas. They will storyboard their films, share their drafts with peers and integrate their feedback. Students will then go about bringing their films to life for the competition, with the option of sharing their films with a wider audience.

If your class is new to mobile phone recycling you might like to engage them in the topic using this lesson, Interviews on Recycling – Years 3 & 4 or this lesson, Changing Behaviour – Years 5 & 6

Learning intentions:

  • Students will practice brainstorming ideas around a specific topic.
  • Students will use systems to identify quality ideas.
  • Students will plan for success using established criteria.
  • Students will consider consumer perspectives when developing work for an audience.

21st century skills:

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions:

Year 3 HASS

  • Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms (ACHASSI061)

Year 4 HASS

  • Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms (ACHASSI082)

Year 5 HASS

  • Influences on consumer choices and methods that can be used to help make informed personal consumer and financial choices (ACHASSK121)
  • Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges (ACHASSI102)
  • Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI104)

Year 6 HASS

  • The effect that consumer and financial decisions can have on the individual, the broader community and the environment (ACHASSK150)
  • Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges (ACHASSI130)
  • Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI132)

Syllabus outcomes: GE3-4

General capabilities: Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability

Relevant parts of Year 3 achievement standards: Students reflect on their learning to suggest individual action in response to an issue or challenge. Students communicate their ideas, findings and conclusions in oral, visual and written forms using simple discipline-specific terms.

Relevant parts of Year 4 achievement standards: Students identify the interconnections between components of the environment and between people and the environment. They reflect on their learning to propose action in response to an issue or challenge, and identify the possible effects of their proposed action. Students present ideas, findings and conclusions using discipline-specific terms in a range of communication forms.

Relevant parts of Year 5 achievement standards: Students recognise that choices need to be made when allocating resources. They describe factors that influence their choices as consumers and identify strategies that can be used to inform these choices. They describe different views on how to respond to an issue or challenge.

Relevant parts of Year 6 achievement standards: Students explain why it is important to be informed when making consumer and financial decisions. They identify the purpose of business and recognise the different ways that businesses choose to provide goods and services. They explain different views on how to respond to an issue or challenge.

Topics: Sustainability. Creative Thinking. Consumption. Waste.

Unit of work: MobileMuster Film Competition

Time required: 180+ mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: High – teachers will facilitate discussions and group work on a film project.

Resources required: Student Worksheets – one copy per student. A device capable of presenting a video to the class. Assessment Matrix. Storyboard Sheet. Film Making Tips. Reasons For Not Recycling Mobile Phones (optional). The Elephant And The Rider Factsheet. Script Writing Tips (optional).

Keywords: sustainability, recycling, phone, technology, resistance, behaviour, behaviour change, emotion, consumers, film, competition, design, brainstorm, creativity, storyboard.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students will ...

  • ... be able to brainstorm ideas around a specific topic.
  • ... be able to apply rating strategies to help them identify quality ideas.
  • ... be able to use established criteria to shape creative work.

Success criteria: Students can …

  • ... make judgements and decisions about their own ideas.
  • ... plan a film using a storyboard.
  • ... consider consumer perspectives when developing work for an audience.

Teacher content information: MobileMuster is the product stewardship program of the mobile phone industry and is accredited by the federal government. It is voluntarily funded by all of the major handset manufacturers and network carriers to provide a free mobile phone recycling program in Australia to the highest environmental standard. The program is committed to raising awareness and educating the community on why it is important to recycle.

MobileMuster is calling on Australians to "use it or recycle it". The en

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Student Worksheet

Thought Starter: "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Coco Chanel

Playing Catch Up

Watch these videos:

MobileMuster - The Recycling Journey (https://vimeo.com/mobilemuster/mobilemusterrecycle)

MobileMuster - The Benefits of Recycling Your Phone (https://vimeo.com/mobilemuster/mobilemusterenvironment)

Reasons For Mobile Phone Recycling:

  • According to the United Nations all the countries in the world combined generated a staggering 44.7 million tonnes or an equivalent of 6.1 kilogram per inhabitant of e-waste annually. Only 20% of e-waste is reported to be collected and recycled globally.
  • Mobile phone recycling is free and easy with over 3,500 public drop off locations across Australia.
  • Over 99% of the resources in mobile phones can be recovered and returned to the supply chain to go back into making new products.
  • Recycling 50,000 mobiles saves 99 tonnes of mineral resources and 19 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
  • There are approximately over 25 million unused mobile
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