These lesson ideas are examples of how the Ollie Recycles Programme can be used to help teaching and learning. They are offered for guidance only. Teachers can develop them to meet the needs of the curriculum and the resources available in their local area.
Pupils use a checklist to consider the actions that individuals can take to help the environment. They then go on to consider the implications of these actions for industry and the economy.
Ask them individually to consider each statement in turn and to tick the appropriate box:
- things they always do;
- things they sometimes do;
- things they never do.
They can discuss their responses in their pairs.
Put two pairs together to make groups of four. Ask groups to choose two items from the never category, and discuss why they do not do these things.
Ask students to think of two additions to the list - i.e. two extra things that people could do to help the environment.
Invite one of the following visitors to the class:
Ask the visitor to comment on each statement, giving more information about:
a) What the visitor's organisation is doing about the statement;
b) What the cost implications of each action are likely to be. Encourage pupils to ask the visitor questions.
Ask each original pair of pupils to choose one statement and brainstorm the implications of the course of action chosen for:
a) The environment;
Each pair could then present its conclusions to the other members of the class who could add their ideas.
Alternatively, pupils could be asked to research the implications of particular courses of action and report back at a later date.
Put pupils into new groups of four to discuss the following questions: