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Living Geography: My Waste Story

During this unit of work students will:

  • Look at their own waste habits and those of the Rotherham borough and the UK
  • Discover where the borough’s waste goes and consider what the implications of this are
  • Look into the disposal of waste in the UK as a whole and the impacts of this (making links to the export of the UK’s waste to China)
  • Consider Orgreave mine as a potential landfill site and the implications that are connected to this
  • Complete a decision making activity
  • Consider how the problems caused by waste can be reduced

Resource Downloads

The resource downloads for this Unit have been organised into generic information plus four lessons. A Zip file containing the full set of resources is also provided at the foot of the page.

Unit of Work Detailed Information

Background Information on Rotherham’s Waste

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

My Waste Story Resource Pack

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