To Recycle or Not to Recycle? That Shouldn't Even Be a Question!

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Science
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

How can I influence positive change in the environment?

 

Photo Credit:  Recycling in action by Nestle is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Learners explore the concept of environmental stewardship and the role they can play in helping to make their home, school, community, and world a better place through recycling.

Service Experience 
 Students, investigate, plan, carry out, and reflect on a recycling project to address an unmet need in the school or community.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
To Recycle or Not to Recycle? That Shouldn't Even Be a Question!
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

This lesson is intended to stimulate the learner’s thinking about recycling; who does it, what do they do, and why do they do it? The learners will investigate motivations for recycling that go beyond the economics of the practice and explore other thoughts and ideas that motivate some people to be stewards for the common good.

Unit: 
To Recycle or Not to Recycle? That Shouldn't Even Be a Question!
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

This lesson is intended to involve the learners in a recycling project prompted and stimulated by their research as well as the results from the surveys conducted in Lesson One. In addition, the learners will be challenged to motivate others and provide an opportunity for others to also become recyclers; stewards of the common good and Environmental Stewards of the Earth
 

Unit: 
To Recycle or Not to Recycle? That Shouldn't Even Be a Question!
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

This lesson is intended to involve the learners in a recycling project prompted and stimulated by their research as well as the results from the surveys conducted in Lesson One. In addition, the learners will be challenged to motivate others and provide an opportunity for those others to also become recyclers; good stewards for the common good