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The Parking Meter and The Beatles!

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

1. In groups of 4 - 5 students, conduct a broad survey on how people feel about paying for parking and ways to improve pay parking.

  • What will your survey ask?
  • How big a difference is there between city parking and shopping mall parking or regional parking?

 

2. Observe the various parking meters in your local area and find where the most expensive parking is. Why is it here particularly?

3. The term 'meter maid' was popularised in The Beatles' song "Lovely Rita," in which the male singer, smitten with a traffic warden, recalls:

Standing by a parking meter, when I caught a glimpse of Rita
Filling in a ticket in her little white book.
In a cap she looked much older,
And the bag across her shoulder
Made her look a little like a military man.

What is the "look" today?

In your group, re-write this stanza to describe a parking inspector and people's reaction to seeing one in their street where their car is parked.

Read all the groups' stanzas out to the class and decide which is the cleverest!




Online

Mr Bean - Parking

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

1. In groups of 4 - 5 students, have a look at this video clip: Mr. Bean-Parking
https://youtu.be/TBnEYECo7S4

 

Write up a list of the funniest scenes. Why are they funny to you?

2.  Create your own version by adding a Parking Inspector into the mix using Xtranormal! 

Xtranormal

3. Present to the class.

 

Deposit Schemes? What is involved?

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

PhilosophyPhilosophy

1. In groups of 4 - 5 students, as the Waste & Environmental Compliance Officers, you are to

a. research and write a report about deposit schemes and their effectiveness from other places
b. create a proposal for the introduction to a deposit scheme within the local council
c. develop arguments (with reasons) when a local drink factory company opposes this scheme
d. develop a marketing strategy for the local school students to be involved in returning drink bottles and cans
e. estimate the cost  (list all the components involved) and plan the deposit scheme within your region

2. Read the following articles to give you background information for your report:

The Conversation 6 June 2016 Reading
(note the age of the article - decide if still relevant!)

The Conversation

The Conversation 20 February 2018 Reading

The Conversation

 

3. From your research, write a report about deposit schemes and their effectiveness from other places

4. Create a proposal for the introduction to a deposit scheme within the local council.

In this proposal, highlight the environmental advantages for this scheme after going to your local council to find out if they know how much/many drink containers go to the local tip. Find out how many locals recycle or how recycling occurs within your local area.

Don't forget, you are the "compliance" officer too. What will you put in place to ensure that the deposit scheme helps the environment? Will you have any fines?

Your proposal should be balance so a listing of Pros and Cons would be an idea.


5. You are to develop arguments (with reasons) when a local drink factory company opposes this scheme.

From your research, you know that the local drink factory company will oppose this scheme.

Develop reasonable arguments to show this drink company that they might benefit from supporting this scheme. You need to develop at least three arguments.


6. Develop a marketing strategy for the local school students (and organisations) to be involved in returning drink bottles and cans.

How would you approach each of the local schools within your region? Does the school recycle their drink bottles and cans already? How would you start this separation within recycling if they don't?

What about compliance issues again? Would you suggest school monitors to make sure that only drink bottles and cans go into a special container?

7. Estimate the cost  (list all the components involved) and plan the deposit scheme within your region.

You need to think about

  • collection points - how many?
  • when will the containers be collected?
  • how will you monitor the payments?

8. How will you evaluate the success of the scheme? Amount? Cost? Impact on the environment? Community involvement? Other factors?

 

 

Littering Campaigns: Are they successful? What can we do to keep our beaches beautiful?

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability
Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

1. Read the following article from The Conversation 2 January 2019  Reading

The Conversation

2. Write up the relevant points - at least 5 points. Share with a partner and add to your own list.

3. Research the littering campaigns that Australia has had in the past:

Bin Your Butt (WA)
https://youtu.be/dCrQvHWG2f8

 

Hey Tosser
https://youtu.be/nK3bI4_Jjz8 

 

Hey Tosser - put it in the bin
https://youtu.be/DVOUFL7HwwQ

 

Every Bit Counts
https://youtu.be/wDGAhPS3kLQ

 

 

4. Which ad did you like the best? Why?

How did it affect you?

Discussion

5. You are to develop in a group of 4 - 5 students an Anti-littering video using ONE of the cartoon or animation or video programmes on this page. The video is to be 20 seconds in length.

6. Littering Campaigns:

Reflection

Are they successful? What can we do to keep our beaches beautiful?

7. Will your video be more successful? Why?

 

 

Websites, Games & Apps

Park Patrol and Ethics

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

Ethical UnderstandingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

1. Have a look at the App called ParkPatrol by Crwdpower and an article about this application Bye bye fines: app helps drivers beat parking cops.

App ParkPatrol

 

 

 

 

2. Debate the ethics of this app!

Car Parking Games

PrimaryPrimary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

 

Car Parking Games

Car Parking Games (2)

PrimaryPrimary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

 

Games

Parking Mania Lite (Free Mobile App)

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


Price: FREE
Developer: Clickgamer.com

Parking Mania Lite

 

 

 

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