Wednesday, May 11, 2016

#1 Fourth Competition for Teacher Generated Materials / Environment protection / Grade 9

Lesson Topic: Environment protection.

General Objective: Students will be able to make a poster.

Language Objective: Students will be able to identify vocabulary about environment protection: pollution, environment, waste, garbage, trash…

Civic Objectives: SWBAT discuss the issue of water, land and air pollution and make a poster on what they can do to help the Earth. 

Procedures and teacher’s language
Teacher’s notes/Aim of the activity
3 minutes
Students are divided into 5 groups. Teacher hands in some pictures. Students work in groups to decide how they can sort them: plastic, glass, paper, clothes, food, metal.
The warm up activity is done to introduce the topic and to get all the students involved. This task will give students an opportunity to work in groups and practice speaking to understand how people in some countries sort trash for further recycling.
Pair work/ Teacher-Class

5 minutes
New words: environment, soil, poison, pollution, oxygen, to cause, to avoid, wastes, various, harmful, substances, sewage, to destroy, harmful, rubbish, to reduce, trash, garbage.
The aim of this activity is to introduce active vocabulary for the students to use in speech while talking about the topic.
A poster with the new words.
10 minutes
Power Point Presentation about pollution.
Students learn about 3 main types of pollution (water, land and air pollution), main causes and some ideas about how to prevent it.
Power Point on pollution (Students get text 1 from the Power Point )
10 minutes
Teacher asks the Students what ideas they have for preventing pollution. They get texts about how we can help the Earth. They take turns to read and learn about the rule of 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
This activity will develop the students’ reading skills. They will get acquainted with the rule of 3 Rs.
Individual work
Text 2 (It is also seen on the screen)
10 minutes
Students work in groups to make posters. Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” can be heard and watched on the screen. Students get the following slogans and some previously prepared pictures:
Students work in groups to make posters. This is a matching activity with previously made pictures and sentences. Students get a chance to think about how they can help.
Group work
Large chart paper for posters, markers, glue, pictures, sentences.
5 minutes
Students present their posters.
This is the students’ presentation to check their comprehension.
Students’ own posters
2 minutes

Rubrics for poster assessment.

Warm up activity (Pictures are cut and given to students to sort. They work in groups to decide how to sort them.)

Text about waste management
What do you know about global warming? We often speak about extreme weather like hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods… and discuss some possible reasons that cause them. We spoke about poor African countries and we all understand that clean water is as much a human right as voting in an election. But people still cut down forests, pollute the environment, use natural resources without economy. Let us see a small presentation about environment pollution and after that we will speak about some strategic plans we can do to save our planet.

What exactly is "waste?"
Waste is anything we throw away or get rid of, that doesn’t get used.

How can you help?
You can help by learning about and practicing the three R's of waste management: Reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Reduce/Reduction: to make something smaller or use less, resulting in a smaller amount of waste.
•             First and foremost, buy and use less! Buy only what you need and use all of what you buy. Or when you don’t need something, pass it to other people who can continue using it.

•             Start making wise "package" selections. Plastic is a material that is difficult to recycle. So when you buy something make sure it comes only in one package or box. 

•             If you drink from plastic bottles you won’t help the planet. Drink juice from a glass bottle.
•             A homemade sandwich is better for you and for the environment.
•             Start a garden. Food that you grow yourself does not have to be "processed" or "packaged", and no fossil fuels are needed to get it to the shop and then to your house.
•             Start a compost to transform your household garbage (food wastes, coffee grounds, etc.), into a rich earth-like material that can be added to a garden to help plants grow. Grass, leaves, paper, and some other types of food can naturally turn into compost. 

• If you have a bath you will use about 90 litres of water but only 30 litres when you have a shower.

Your recycling mission is not impossible! In fact, it is very simple:
Don't throw away anything that can be recycled!

Here is a list of things you may be able to recycle
  • Aluminum cans 
  • Cardboard
  • Electronic equipment
  • Glass (particularly bottles and jars)
  • Magazines
  • Metal
  • Newspaper
  • Paper
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Steel Cans
  • Writing/Copy Paper
  • Yard Waste (leaves, grass)



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