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Garbage Dreams

Build a recycling empire in Cairo with this game by PBS. Watch the PBS documentary and find out about how these people recycle 80% of their trash. Learn about the recycling process. You can also find great information about recycling in your own community with the lesson plans provided.

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Curriculum Areas:Geography
Economics
Science
Mathematics
Themes/Keywords: Climate
Environment
Graphs
Recycling


Vocabulary
environment, recycling, waste, zero waste, waste management, garbage, reprocessing, landfills, calculations


Essential Question(s)
1. Why is recycling good for the environment and good economically?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What can students learn about how people from other countries recycle?
2. Are they more environmentally more responsible than people in the US?
3. What is zero waste?

Extension and Activities
1. Find out how much your students know about what can be recycled and what cannot. Have them go over their recycling at home and find out what the percentage of the waste they recycle. They can also find out how much is green waste and how much is other recycled material.
2. Discuss how they can help close the loop by buying products made from recycled materials.


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Teacher
Peralta Elementary, Oakland USD - Oakland, CA






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