Sustainable Change Makers: Lunchbox Citizens
This resource is a partnership between the Museum of Australian Democracy and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
On Monday 3 March, MoAD ran a bespoke National Plastics Student Summit, as part of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s National Plastics Summit held on the same day at Parliament House. The Student Summit bought together twenty Year 5 and 6 students from all over Australia to discuss the critical issue of soft plastic waste. The day was highly successful with students meeting the Prime Minister and Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, they participated in a panel discussion with leading experts on plastic waste to further expand their knowledge base, and explored possible solutions with the Governor General and Mrs Hurley. Drawing on this information students engaged in a creative response task focused on the use of soft plastics in lunchboxes, and individually wrote their own call to action statements to present to the Minister for the Environment. Student’s contributions throughout the day were highly valued. They will be utilised to develop a teaching resource, which aims to give the movement longevity beyond the Summit and impact positive change among young people across Australia.
On this page you will find a suite of resources to support teachers and students in undertaking the Sustainable Change Makers: Lunchbox Citizens unit of work. These include a teacher resource booklet, activity sheets, suggested resource list booklist, as well as Inquiry and STEAMD student booklets. We have also created a standalone Bento activity
- Sustainable Change Makers: Teacher Resource and Curriculum links
- Unpacking the Lunchbox: Resource List
- Unpacking the Lunchbox: Booklist
- Student Inquiry booklet
- Student STEAMD booklet
- Hexagon Thinking activity sheet
- Scavenger Hunt on Waste activity sheet
- Bento Box Planning template
- Bento Box Independent lesson plan