THE SUSTAINABILITY MOVEMENT: Waste segregation across the globe

By the end of the lesson, the pupils will have gained knowledge about the sustainability topic of waste disposal and recycling and raised their cultural awareness by gaining insights into the practice of waste disposal and recycling in New Zealand and comparing it to their known system.

Pupils are motivated to engage in the topic of waste disposal and recycling with the help of a connection drawn to the ‘Fridays for Future’ movement and by personally identifying with the topic.
Pupils can point out key elements in the circle of consumption, waste disposal and recycling by analyzing the elements of the slogan ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ and reflecting upon its order.
Pupils can apply the general comprehension strategy of skimming to understand the main points of information in a web research request by collecting information about the New Zealand system.
Pupils widen their understanding of different practices around the globe (intercultural learning) by the comparison of two systems of waste disposal and recycling.
Pupils are able to oppose and compare the two systems regarding similarities and differences by filling in a table on the worksheet.
Pupils practice to take a stand for something important to them by expressing and justifying their personal opinion on the system they prefer.
Pupils become sensitized for the importance of recycling by reflecting upon their own behavior and cultural practices in Germany.

This material was created during a virtual exchange project with students from Auckland (New Zealand). For more information on the project see: VELLA23

Autor:innen der Unterichtsidee:
Jennifer Kuntz

Betreuer:in an der Universität Leipzig: