The students should be divided in 3 or more international teams (depending on the number of students):
Teams should be named after pollution topic areas like: the land team, the air team and the sea team. Each team will work on different activities nationally and internationally.
Each team should:
• Review vocabulary terms dealing with their topic (Geography and Chemistry teachers)
• Collect informative material (Language teachers)
• Invite experts and visit organisations dealing with the topic
• Make experiments to understand better the type of pollution they are dealing with e.g create an oil spill simulator, run tests on biodegradability, polluted display jars, watering plants with mock “Acid Rain”, water pollution detection experiment etc (Chemistry and Physics teacher)
• Make a list of actions that the community can implement to keep the environment free of pollution (Physics and Chemistry teacher)
• Agree on specific activities and campaigns that students can organise locally or internationally (involvement of different subject teachers and the Headteacher).COLLABORATION:
The international teams could work on the above activities and organise meetings to present their results to the other teams.
All teams can work on creating:
• infosheets with their main findings about their type of pollution (Science, Art and ICT teachers)
• short informative videos to teach the audience about the importance of the issue in all partner languages (Language and ICT teachers)
• posters with easy steps that every student can do to help to have a pollution free sea, air or land (Science, Art, Language and ICT teachers)
• an online book with all their outcomes (ICT and Language teachers)
All teams can also work collaboratively to write a collaborative story on a topic like: “Can you imagine Earth with no clean air, water and soil?”. Every student has to add at least one sentence to the story. The story can then be transformed to a comic book. (Language teachers)
All teams can create a board game like ‘snakes and ladders” that younger students can play to understand about the different types of pollution and what they have to do. (Art teachers)
For Environment’s Day, on the 5th of June, the partner schools can organise an event in their school where they will invite local authorities, parents and environmental organisations. For the organisation of this, they can also involve other classes. During this event, the schools can connect online and share their work, they can have a display all of their posters they created, they can organise sessions to play the board games with other students and host small debates on the topic. They can close the event with one action: cleaning a nearby beach or a park or organise a bike parade holding the different posters etc.
Tools: Writing Words