This free BMRA pack offers a range of learning opportunities that enable students to explore key aspects of geography through the study of real-world examples.
Students learn about place, from the location of recycling centres in their town to the location of metal ores throughout the world.
They learn about space and investigate the interactions between places and the networks created by the flow of goods. They are encouraged to consider what they can do to aid recycling on different scales, from personal, local, national, international and global perspectives.
By investigating how human actions can reduce impacts on the environment they consider the interdependent nature of physical and human processes and, importantly, how sequences of events lead to changes in places and societies.
Students consider how recycling metals is a sustainable use of resources with significant positive impacts on the environment and climate change.
Through a series of enquiry-based activities students ask geographical questions, thinking critically, constructively and creatively. They analyse and evaluate evidence, presenting findings to each other, and draw and justify conclusions. Through decision-making exercises students solve problems, develop analytical skills and are encouraged to think creatively about topical issues.
In presentations and group work activities students develop skills of graphicacy and visual literacy, using geographical information system (GIS) techniques to communicate their knowledge and understanding in both speech and writing.
For information on how this resource relates to the KS3 and KS4 national curriculum and full teacher’s notes please click here.
You can download the resource from the BMRA website at www.recyclemetals.org/metals_and_me
This resource is produced by British Metal Recycling Association. If you have any enquiries please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.