Four suggested lessons for Key Stage 3 Citizenship provide a structure for learning that explores four recycling related themes. Each lesson uses a video along with downloadable classroom activities.
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How to use the teaching resources
Each lesson includes guidance on delivery, differentation and extension or homework ideas.
Lessons use videos and a range of printable online materials. Each lesson plan is built around one or more core activities, which are highlighted in bold. You can easily adapt the ideas contained in each lesson to fit lesson time available and the requirements of your students. Simply select the activities you wish to use, and then use the delivery ideas for each one to structure your own lesson plan.
Lesson 1: What does recycling mean to me?
This lesson explores students' current knowledge and understanding, and gathers their attitudes towards and beliefs about the importance of recycling and how that impacts on their recycling behaviour.
Lesson 2: The consequences of recycling
This lesson explores the consequences of students' decisions to recycle or bin their rubbish. Some local and global environmental impacts of how we use resources, and how our actions and choices can change our effect on the world for the better, are considered.
Lesson 3: Who else can help to recycle more?
This lesson helps students to explore and understand how the roles and responsibilities of governments and businesses fit with those of individuals. It uses role-play to help students to explore the role different groups play in encouraging and sustaining recycling.
Lesson 4: Legislation, responsibility and civic duty
This lesson challenges students to act by developing a recycling action plan based on actions they can take in their own lives to recycle more at home and at school.