Tote Challenge

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Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
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Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

What problems do plastic shopping bags cause to the environment? What can people do to make a difference?

Photo Credit: Best of EP Guest Photographer April: "Flying rainbow" - Victor Andronache by European Parliament is licensed under CC by 4.0 

 
Unit Overview 

Students investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions they can take to address the problems. They brainstorm uses for plastic bags and design a reusable shopping bag using engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. 

Service Experience 
Students design a reusable shopping bag out of an old T-shirt. They take action by using and sharing their homemade bags and by educating the community about problems and solutions to the plastic bag crisis. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Tote Challenge
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#ToteChallenge: Students investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions they can take to address the problems. They brainstorm uses for plastic bags and design a reusable shopping tote out of an old T-shirt using engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. They take action for the common good by using and sharing their homemade totes and by educating the community about problems and solutions to the plastic bag crisis. 

Photo Credit: Best of EP Guest Photographer April: "Flying rainbow" - Victor Andronache by European Parliament is licensed under CC by 4.0