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 – Flipped Classroom: Tuning In To The Issue Of Waste – Years 7 to 10
    War On Waste – Flipped Classroom: Tuning In To The Issue Of Waste – Years 7 to 10

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 – Understanding Plastic Waste – Years 7 to 10
    War On Waste – Understanding Plastic Waste – Years 7 to 10
  2. War On Waste – Breaking Down The Problem With Plastic – Years 7 to 10
    War On Waste – Breaking Down The Problem With Plastic – Years 7 to 10
  3. War On Waste – Exploring Microplastics – Years 7 to 10
    War On Waste – Exploring Microplastics – Years 7 to 10
  4. War On Waste – The News About Plastic Waste – Years 7 to 10
    War On Waste – The News About Plastic Waste – Years 7 to 10
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  9. War On Waste – Finding Out About Fast Fashion – Years 7 to 10
    War On Waste – Finding Out About Fast Fashion – Years 7 to 10
  10. War On Waste – The Full Costs of Food Waste – Years 9 & 10
    War On Waste – The Full Costs of Food Waste – Years 9 & 10
  11. War On Waste – The Art Of E-Waste – Years 7 to 10
    War On Waste – The Art Of E-Waste – Years 7 to 10
  12. War On Waste – Questioning Consumption – Years 7 to 10
    War On Waste – Questioning Consumption – Years 7 to 10
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  17. War On Waste – A Circular Economy For Waste – Years 8 to 10
    War On Waste – A Circular Economy For Waste – Years 8 to 10
  18. War On Waste – Auditing the Waste at Our School – Years 7 to 10
    War On Waste – Auditing the Waste at Our School – Years 7 to 10
  19. War On Waste – Auditing the Litter at Our School – Years 7 to 10
    War On Waste – Auditing the Litter at Our School – Years 7 to 10

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 – Taking Action For Waste – Years 7-10
    War On Waste – Taking Action For Waste – Years 7-10
  2. War On Waste – Make A War On Waste Episode – Years 7 to 10
    War On Waste – Make A War On Waste Episode – Years 7 to 10