In Australia, we began addressing the issue of waste in the 1960s and '70s with litter campaigns like Keep Australia Beautiful and Tidy Town Awards. With such a long history of waste reduction campaigns, you would think we had got on top of the waste issue; however, as the recent recycling crisis shows, we're still trying to solve the issue of wast... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. War On Waste – Finding Out About Waste – Foundation to Year 3
    War On Waste – Finding Out About Waste – Foundation to Year 3
  2. War On Waste – Tuning Into Plastic Waste – Years F to 3
    War On Waste – Tuning Into Plastic Waste – Years F to 3

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. War On Waste – Plastic Waste In Our Ocean – Years F to 3
    War On Waste – Plastic Waste In Our Ocean – Years F to 3
  2. War On Waste – Finding Out About Single-Use Plastics – Years F to 3
    War On Waste – Finding Out About Single-Use Plastics – Years F to 3
  3. War On Waste – The Impacts Of Waste On Our Environment – Foundation to Year 3
    War On Waste – The Impacts Of Waste On Our Environment – Foundation to Year 3
  4. War On Waste – Sorting Out Our School Waste – Foundation to Year 3
    War On Waste – Sorting Out Our School Waste – Foundation to Year 3

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. War On Waste – Solving School Waste Problems – Years F to 3
    War On Waste – Solving School Waste Problems – Years F to 3