Take 3 For The SeaSimple actions can address complex problems

What would happen if each of your students took 3 bits of rubbish away every time they visited the beach or a waterway?

In this series of lessons for Upper Primary and Secondary students we look at how individual, community and global actions impact our waterways. Using a Project-Based Learning approach allows students to work collaboratively to investigate and respond to an engaging question, problem or challenge that is based on a real-world setting or scenario

These lessons have been created in partnership with Take 3 who believe in simple actions to address complex problems. They have created a series of short films exploring the issues, drawing on voices from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as well as experts and public figures from all walks of life. Our lessons are also aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, “the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.”  

 

 

Why Project Based Learning and how does it fit in your curriculum? 

This unit is designed to guide students using a Project-based Learning (PBL) approach.

•  Years 4 to 6 lessons work across subject areas allowing for an integrated experience.

•  Years 7 to 10 lessons are best used in Humanities/SOSE or Science classes, but could also provide integrated learning opportunities across curriculum areas such as English, Design & Technologies and the Arts. 

Projects explored through a PBL approach typically have a longer time-frame than most other classroom tasks, usually stretching between one week and one term. Broadly, the stages of PBL are:

  • Introduce a driving question
  • Hold the entry event
  • Develop the need to knows
  • PBL time
  • Debrief and reflection

Take 3 short films are narrated by Nardi Simpson,  Yuwaalaraay Songwriter, Storyteller and Performer. Listen to Nardi talk about the importance of country, water and her responsibilities. 

Find out more about the Take 3 Movement

 

Primary Curriculum: Years 4 to 6

Click here to access the complete unit of work for primary schools. 

How are you
connected to the ocean?

Questions To Explore:
How You Need The Ocean

Questions To Explore:
How You Impact The Ocean

Investigating Your
Connection To The Ocean

HASS

Explore personal and group connections to the ocean and become immersed in the topic of human connections to the ocean through images, written texts and clips. 

HASS

Expand on connections by exploring how and why we need the ocean. Students participate in a guided discussion around a clip from Take 3 For The Sea and  develop a series of questions to help them guide an inquiry into the question ‘how do we need oceans?’

HASS

Students think about some of the ways we impact the ocean before focusing on plastic waste. Using a clip from Take 3 For The Sea to reflect on themes and identify gaps in their knowledge around plastic waste.  Then create questions around these knowledge gaps that can be used to guide an inquiry.

 

HASS

Investigate connections to the ocean a range of topics and activities relating to our connection to the ocean; you could choose to complete just one of these tasks or a range of tasks, giving you the opportunity to deepen student understanding of our need for and impact upon the ocean.  

   

My Dream For The Ocean

Take Action For The Ocean

   

English & Visual Arts

Reflect on their understanding of human impacts on the ocean and think about their dreams for the ocean. Students can explore some of the dreams other people have for the ocean and use these ideas as inspiration to create their own dream statements about the ocean. Working independently students will use their dream statements as the basis for an artwork. 

HASS

Students research and select their own actions for reducing plastic waste before thinking about their circle of influence and how they can share messages and actions about plastic waste with the people in their lives. 

   

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Secondary Curriculum – Years 7 to 10

Click here to access the complete unit of work for secondary schools.

How Are We
Connected To The Ocean?

What Do We Need To Know About How We Need The Ocean?

What Do We Need To Know About How We Impact The Ocean?

Investigating
Ocean Connections

Geography

Explore the question: How are we connected to the ocean? Students use discussion, images, written texts and clips to explore their personal connection to the ocean and share their findings with the class.  Finally, students are asked to create an inspirational statement around their own personal connection to the ocean.

 

Geography

Get students thinking about how we are connected to the ocean through the ways we need it and impact it. Using a clip from Take 3 For The Sea students create a range of questions that can be used to guide an inquiry into the driving question; ‘How are we connected to the ocean?’

Geography

Students investigate the impact of plastics on our oceans and generate questions to guide a deeper inquiry into the topic.  Students work collaboratively to create their own guided discussions around plastic waste to share with the class. 

Geography, Science

Investigate connections to the ocean through  a range of topics and activities. You could choose to complete just one of these tasks or a range of tasks, giving you the opportunity to deepen student understanding of our need for and impact upon the ocean.

   

Solving The Problem Of Plastic Waste

Take Action Against Plastic Waste

   

Economics & Business

Consider the role of the different sectors of the economy – government, producers and consumers – in managing plastic waste.  After investigation students select one idea and think about how it could be applied in an Australian context, either at a national, state or local level. Students then develop a pitch to share their ideas with an audience.

Geography

Students reflect on the ways in which plastic waste harms our oceans and consider the actions they can take to reduce the impact of plastic waste on our oceans. Students select their own actions to reduce plastic waste before thinking about their sphere of influence and how they can share messages and actions about plastic waste with the people in their lives. 

   

 

About the Movement

Take 3 is an Australian charity that removes rubbish from the environment through education programs, international campaigns and clean-ups.

Take 3 believes in simple actions that address complex problems. Their call to action asks everyone to ‘Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or… anywhere and you have made a difference.’

Their international campaign has sparked a global movement that encourages everyone to get involved and help protect our oceans from plastic pollution. After all, the ocean provides us with the oxygen we breathe and the climate that sustains us. We need a healthy, clean ocean for our own survival.

Learn more about Take For The Sea on their website.

 

Take 3 For The Sea logo

 

 


Take 3 wish to thank our funding partner SC Johnson.  Without their support our online curricula would not be possible.

 

 

Cool Australia and Take 3 acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise the continuing connection to land, water and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.

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