Recycling In The Classroom: Litter Value Bag

Judy Lerner Delano School
3937 W. Wilcox

Belinda Rawls, Christina Noran Delano School
Objectives: Students will be able to: 1) recognize that many of their actions are habits 2)realize that littering is a habit that has a negative impact on the environment. Materials Needed: brown envelopes, writing material, cardboard cutouts Strategy: Divide the class into three groups. Assign each group a type of litterbug to portray from the following list: 1. The Sport Bug-This litterbug loves to attend all types of sporting events and cheers his team on. In between his cheers, he samples every type of food from the concession stand and leaves a pile of food wrappings under his seat. 2. The Smoking Bug-A trail of cigarette butts is evidence of this bug. Some smoking bugs are especially thoughtless and dangerous and throw down cigarettes that are still burning. 3. The Traveling Bug-This bug is constantly on the go. When traveling in his car [one of his favorite pastimes] he can be seen continually throwing out of his window [another favorite pastime]. Performance Assessment: The students will demonstrate their creative ability by performing the skits. While performing the skits the students will show how people contribute to litter. Conclusions: The students can change bad habits. To change a bad habit, first you have to be aware of what you are doing when you are doing it. From this activity, students will realize how their litter effects the environment and make choices to change. References:
Waste In Place, Keep American Beautiful.

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