Quick summary: This activity encourages students to take action for National Recycling Week at their school and in their community. Students learn about ‘collaborative consumption’, plan a project and put a small collaborative consumption project into action with the goal of creating less waste at school by sharing things with each other, which may include time and skills as well as physical items.
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 understand the impact of over-consumption on the environment and on society.
- Students devise a trading/sharing system.
- Students will rethink the concept of sharing and waste and take action to alter their own consumption habits.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
This lesson can be used with all the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
General capabilities: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, Ethical understanding.
Time needed: 60+ minutes – this activity can be extended over several sessions.
Resources required: Internet, Student Worksheet.
Keywords: National Recycling Week, Resources, Rubbish, Re-using, Recycling, consumption.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.