Clean Up - Bugging The Litterbugs

Clean Up - Bugging The Litterbugs

Lesson 4 of 15 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 4
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Social
  • Social Action
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Lesson summary

Students create a litter campaign. They explore why litter is bad for our environment and identify local sites where they often observe litter. Students create a tagline to convince the community not to litter.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand that litter can negatively impact our environment
  • know how to identify a local litter hot spot, and create a campaign to address the litter at that site.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • discuss strategies for preventing waste from getting into our environment
  • creatively communicate a waste message around a local litter hot spot.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Foundation HASS:

  • The reasons why some places are special to people, and how they can be looked after (ACHASSK017).
  • Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significant (ACHASSI009).

Foundation Science:

  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002).

Year 1 HASS:

  • The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for (ACHASSK031).
  • Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significant (ACHASSI026).

Year 1 Science:

  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211).

Year 2 HASS:

  • Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significant (ACHASSI042).

Year 2 Science:

  • Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031).
  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035).

Year 3 HASS:

  • Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions (ACHASSI060).

Syllabus outcomes: GEe-1, GEe-2, GE1-1, GE1-3, GE2-4STe-8NE, ST1-11LW, ST1-12MW.

General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.7, OI.9.

Relevant parts of Foundation HASS achievement standards: Students recognise why some places are special to people. They reflect on their learning to suggest ways they can care for a familiar place.

Relevant parts of Foundation HASS achievement standards: Students suggest how the environment affects them and other living things.

Relevant parts of Year 1 HASS achievement standards: Students describe how places can be cared for and reflect on their learning to suggest ways they can care for places.

Relevant parts of Year 1 Science achievement standards: Students describe changes in their local environment and how different places meet the needs of living things.

Relevant parts of Year 2 HASS achievement standards: Students describe sites of significance in the local community and explain why places are important to people, and reflect on their learning to suggest ways to care for places and sites of significance.

Relevant parts of Year 2 Science achievement standards: Students describe changes to objects, materials and living things.
Relevant parts of Year 3 HASS achievement standards: Students reflect on their learning to suggest individual action in response to an issue or challenge.

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Clean Up Australia – Primary Curriculum.

Time required: 60+ mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: High – lead class discussions, oversee campaign creation.

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Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Community engagement
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration 

Additional info

Following this lesson plan is an ideal way for your school to take part in Schools Clean Up Day or a Clean Up on any day of the year. You’ll be joining thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference and creating positive environmental change.

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