Quick summary: In groups of 6-8 (making only 3 or 4 groups in total), students will respond to a song with a sustainability message by choreographing and performing a dance or mime.
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 respond to texts
- Students understand the aims of National Recycling Week
- Students grasp the messages in texts
- Students collaborate to create physical representations of the ideas in texts
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Years 5 & 6 Dance
- Explore movement and choreographic devices, using the elements of dance to choreograph dances that communicate meaning (ACADAM009)
Years 5 & 6 Drama
- Rehearse and perform devised and scripted drama that develops narrative, drives dramatic tension, and uses dramatic symbol, performance styles and design elements to share community and cultural stories and engage an audience (ACADRM037)
Years 5 & 6 Music
- Explain how the elements of music communicate meaning by comparing music from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music (ACAMUR091)
Year 6 Science
- Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE100)
Time needed: 60 minutes.
Resources required: Internet, Student Worksheet, copy of the song ‘The Second Law: Unsustainable’ by Muse (consider downloading from iTunes).
Key words: National Recycling Week, Resources, Rubbish, Re-using, Recycling.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.