This lesson is one of 3 lessons for Years 3 & 4, designed to support you and your students to produce quality behaviour change artwork for the MobileMuster Schools Competition, with the aim of encouraging the community to recycle more of their old and unused mobile phones. The 2023 MobileMuster Schools Competition is open, and the theme is ‘Inspiring Recycling Action’. For information about the Schools Competition, visit the MobileMuster website.
- examine behaviour change media looking at how and why they were created, and discuss how these works can develop social awareness
- propose their own theme for tackling behaviour change linked to resource use.
- identify key issues and elements presented in behaviour change media
- write a theme to address a resource use issue.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:
HASS & Visual Arts:
- explore where, why and how visual arts are created and/or presented across cultures, times, places and/or other contexts (AC9AVA4E01).
- propose actions or responses to an issue or challenge that consider possible effects of actions (AC9HS3S06).
- learn about sustainable use and management of renewable and non-renewable resources, including the custodial responsibility First Nations Australians have for Country/Place (AC9HS4K06).
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Relevant parts of Year 3 & 4 achievement standards:
Students describe the causes, effects and contributions of people to change. Students propose actions or responses. They describe where, why and how visual artists create artworks across contexts.
- Behaviour Change Media slide deck
- Device to show online videos to the class
- Student worksheet (one copy per student)
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- global citizenship
- ethical understanding
- community engagement
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - facilitate class discussion and guide planning and theme creation.
This activity has been developed in partnership with MobileMuster. MobileMuster is the product stewardship program of the mobile phone industry and is accredited by the federal government. It is voluntarily funded by all of the major handset manufacturers and network carriers to provide a free mobile phone recycling program in Australia to the highest environmental standard. The program is committed to raising awareness and educating the community on why it is important to recycle.
Related professional learning
Quick summary: This course explores how to make a change initiative last longer - in your classroom, service, school or organisation.