In this unit, students explore the value, range and diversity of communication modes that make up contemporary English.
February 27, 2023
In this unit, students will focus on using critical literacy skills to explore consumer culture and the world of advertising. The students will use critical literacy strategies to inquire into both the obvious and the ambiguous messages behind advertising.
This is a thematic inquiry-based unit in which students will explore how the concept of waste has been used as a setting in stories or as a social and political topic of blogs and articles, thematic documentaries and works of art.
The GLC’s latest resource Reconciliation Conversation Starters was developed in response to recommendations from educators who attended our 2018 regional Queensland workshops. Teachers reported a need for greater knowledge and understanding along with strategies to support the development of multiple perspectives in classroom discussions. This was deemed especially important in addressing contemporary issues impacting the lives […]
The ‘Global Citizenship Education: A passport to social cohesion’ program is the GLC’s flagship program that aims to build social cohesion and promote global citizenship throughout Queensland schools and other educational institutions.
Young people have the creativity and capacity to contribute to a safer, more sustainable and inclusive world. Videos for Change is your opportunity to make a difference to a social issue you’re passionate about. Create a one-minute video that creates empathy, awareness and action on your chosen issue. Submit your video for the opportunity to […]
When Dujuan cannot run nor fight alone, he faces the history that runs straight into him and realises that not only has he inherited the trauma and dispossession of his land, but also the resilience and resistance of many generations of his people.
This lesson enables teachers to guide students through some real data sets that reflect consumer recycling behaviour statistics. They will note trends in the recycling of printer cartridges in Australia, using data gathered by the organisation, Cartridges 4 Planet Ark. Activities include working with tabulated data and drawing conclusions. This lesson meets selected Australian Curriculum […]
February 13, 2023
Students will explore issues associated with the disposal of mobile phones and other digital devices. They will then consider how the practices of a circular economy could be applied as a way to resolve or reduce the impact of these issues. The lesson concludes with students creating a poster to encourage others to dispose of […]
Students design a survey of school waste bins (rubbish, recycling and composting) that estimates volumes of waste before and after lunch and estimate the percentage of contamination. They calculate the area the bins service by breaking up the area into squares and triangles.
Students investigate the resources used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for tens of thousands of years. They compare their resource use with what we consume today. Students extrapolate and compare the impact on our environment.
Students investigate how recyclable material is sorted by applying some of their known properties. They focus on the science behind sorting at a MRF – Materials Recovery Facility. Students explain the entire loop for an aluminium can.
In this activity, students investigate the meanings of renewable and non-renewable resources and look at the role of recycling for these resources. As a class, students create a survey to find out what ideas for improving the school’s waste management system other students and staff have for your school. Finally, students should create a plan […]
In groups of 6 – 8 (making only 3 or 4 groups in total), students will respond to a song with a sustainability message by choreographing and performing a dance or mime.
With the assistance of a teacher, students identify the Australasian Recycling Labels and the purpose behind them, specifically the intention of reducing material waste and helping the environment. Students will then design and create a memory game with the intention of practising associating common household and classroom waste with the appropriate Australasian Recycling Label.
Through independent research, students will learn the design and purpose behind the Australasian Recycling Labels. They will then creatively communicate these understandings and the Labels to others in the form of an informative advertising poster.
With the assistance of a teacher, students identify the Australasian Recycling Labels and the purpose behind them – specifically the intention of reducing material waste and helping the environment. Students will then play a fun, physical game of Hopscotch with the intention of practising associating common household and classroom waste with the appropriate Australasian Recycling […]
Through independent research, students will learn the design of and purpose behind the Australasian Recycling Labels. They will then creatively communicate these understandings and the labels to others in the form of an interactive board game.
This lesson is an opportunity for students to extend their knowledge and understanding about the environmental benefits of recycling mobile phones and printer cartridges. Students will work in small groups to prepare questions for their own “Recycle Rescue Trivia Quiz”. By creating their own quiz game, students will have the opportunity to work co-operatively, practice […]
Students will use a MobileMuster video to stimulate discussion about the benefits of recycling. Students will then complete a creative narrative writing task based on stimulus material which includes reference to mobile phones, printer cartridges and recycling bins. This writing task provides students with an opportunity to be imaginative and to further develop their own […]