WebQuest

RECYCLING IN MOSCOW - MISSION IMPOSSIBLE?

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You'll do most of the work in groups of three or four, however, sometimes you'll have to work individually.

Part 1. Weeks 1-2. Conduct a survey on your peers' recycling habits and attitudes.
Step 1 (individual work). Work out what you'd like to ask. Post your questions on the virtual board so that your classmates will see them (see the link Post Questions Here in the Useful Tools section below). Each of you has to post at least one multiple choice question.
Step 2 (whole class). Decide how many questions you need in the survey and which of the questions you would like to ask. Create a survey (see the link Create a Survey in the Useful Tools section ) and conduct it in your school.

Part 2. Weeks 3-5. Do comparative research into recycling in Russia and some English-speaking countries.
Step 1 (individual work). Study the statistics on recycling plastic in the USA (see the link Recycling Plastic Statistics in the Research section) and the article on the benefits or recycled plastic (see the link Why Recycle Plastic? in the Research section).
Step 2 (group work). Find the statistics on recycling paper in the USA and related data (recyling plastic and paper) for the UK, Australia and Russia. Find out which benefits recyled paper has.
Step 3 (group work). Share your findings on the virtual board (see the link Our Findings in the Research section).

Part 3. Weeks 6-7. Write an article on recycling.
Step 1 (individual work). For ideas, study the links Recycling in Moscow and Greenpeace in Russia in the Research section. 
Step 2 (individual work). Write an article on recycling (200-250 words). Remember that you are going to launch a recycling project in your school, so your article should be targeted at your peers who you need to convince of the necessity of recycling. Use  the results of the survey you conducted in your school and some of the facts you found out while you were doing the research.

Part 4. Weeks 8-10. Promote recycling in your school. 
Step 1 (group work). Create posters to promote recycling in your school. Use relevant facts and powerful images. Have your teacher look through the posters, then improve them if necessary and post them in your school.
Step 2 (individual work). After you get your article on recycling marked, post it on the virtual board (see the link Post Articles Here in the Practical Steps section).
Step 3 (whole class). Vote for the best article (you can create another survey or do it in class) and post it on social networks.

Part 5. Weeks 11-13. Plan your project.
Step 1 (individual work). Study the links in the Practical Steps section.
Step 2 (group work). Set up group blogs (see the link Create Your Blog in the Useful Tools section) and work out detailed, step-by-step projects on recycling in your school. In your projects, specify possible problems and suggest your solutions. Give your teacher access to your blogs.

Part 6. Week 14-15. Assess the projects.
Step 1 (group work). Post your projects on the virtual board (see the link Post Projects Here in the Practical Steps section). 
Step 2 (group work). Assess your peers' projects (see the criteria for project assessment in Evaluation http://zunal.com/evaluation.php?w=325263 ).

Part 7. Week 16 and onwards. Launch the project.
Step 1 (week 16-17, whole class). Design the final version of the recycling project. 
Step 2 (whole class). Launch the project in your school. 

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