Display slide 16. Ask the students about the actions they can take at school to look after their play and learning areas. Encourage the students to share their ideas with a partner, then with the class. Click through slide 16 to reveal the different ways sustainability can be achieved at school.
Lead the students on a guided walk of the school. Photograph or list any areas that look untidy or littered. Discuss with the students who uses these places and who cares for these places. Ask the students to share any ideas they have about caring for each place.
Upon returning to the classroom, use the photographs and list to plot the areas of litter on a school map. Display this map in the classroom for the students to refer to regularly.
Display slide 17 and discuss the independent task. Provide each student with a copy of the Sustainability Sorting Gameand answer any questions the student may have.
Monitor and support the students as they complete the task. Once they have finished, encourage confident students to share their answers for the sorting game. Discuss any differences between the student’s answers.
Revisit slide 16. Encourage the students to suggest any other answers that could to be added that are specific to your school.
Encourage more capable students to design a poster explaining the importance of sustainability.
Allow students with lower literacy levels to work on the sorting activity with the support of a teacher or teacher aide.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities