Subjects & Disciplines
- Apply aspects from model case studies of implementation to their own proposal for a plastic reduction in the school community.
- Advocate for a new or changed policy to reduce plastic waste in the school community within the classroom and the school.
- Evaluate policy proposals for impact and viability.
- Have a basic understanding of how policies are changed at various organizational levels, and who is affected by each of those changes.
- Analyze their own proposed policy changes or introductions for implementation at various organizational levels.
- Project-based learning
- Multimedia instruction
- Simulations and games
21st Century Student Outcomes
- Information, Media, and Technology Skills
- Learning and Innovation Skills
- Life and Career Skills
- 21st Century Themes
Critical Thinking Skills
Connections to National Standards, Principles, and Practices
What You’ll Need
The resources are also available at the top of the page.
- Internet Access: Required
- Internet access: Required
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom, 1 computer per pair, Color printer, Monitor/screen, Printer, Projector, Speakers, Word processing software
Set up the room in learning stations so that groups can visit the four content pieces. You can set up multiple stations of the same type so that smaller groups can access each piece of content.
- Large-group instruction
- Small-group instruction
- Small-group learning
- Small-group work
Students will need time to campaign for their policy proposals. This activity will take several days.
Recommended Prior Lessons
to conduct or coordinate activities designed to achieve a social, political, or military goal.
person who is elected to the council, or governing body, of a town or city.
having to do with a government led by its citizens, who vote for policies and/or representatives.
group of people, usually elected, who make and change laws.
to request, often by a form signed by the requestors.
chemical material that can be easily shaped when heated to a high temperature.
set of actions or rules.
person or organization responsible for creating government or organizational rules and behavior.
course of actions, beliefs, and laws taken by a government having to do with a specific issue or concern.
to clean or process in order to make suitable for reuse.
to lower or lessen.
to give up, renounce, be unwilling to accept.
to use again.
the sum of wastes by a single entity.