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Wool Naturally Innovative

World Of Wool

Nature’s miracle fibre, Australian Merino wool is soft, breathable and ecological.

 

The Woolmark Company is leading the world producing soft, ecological and breathable wool. Their wool is the most comfortable in the world. They use less energy and fibre than other products and their wool is 100% biodegradable so does not contribute to microplastic pollution in our oceans or on our land.

How The Woolmark Companies Wool Aligns With The UN SDGs

The Woolmark Website shares vital information about their work aligns with the SDGS. The company tells us that the wool fibre and Australian wool industry is aligned to 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. From responsible farming practices and manufacturing efficiencies to end-of-life garment disposal, and that they are working towards an exciting future for the industry.

Go to https://www.woolmark.com/industry/sustainability/how-wool-aligns-to-the-un-sdgs/ and explore more about how the wool making company connects with the SDGs. 

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

Wool is a natural product that can be used for so many different things.

 

Watch the Wool Company video and see some of the things they show us wool is used for. Clothing seems to be the main theme.

Can you find out other things wool is used for? Draw a picture, find images, share facts and tell us about your new wool findings and how you could innovate using this natural product.

Go to https://www.woolmark.com, explore the website and unpack your thinking using the Take Note thinking routine. 

The visual thinking routine we are learning about this week is Take Note. Explore the website and answer these questions. 

 

  • What are the most important points you found out about the wool making company? 


  • What did you find challenging, puzzling or difficult to understand about the wool making company?


  • What questions would you most like to discuss? 


  • What is something you found interesting?

 

Jamboard

A teacher can make one copy or several copies of this Google Jamboard to use with a whole class or different groups to have students respond to the questions in Take Note. 

 

Click on the picture below to go ‘The Global Write’ Take Note Jamboard

Sketch Noting Example

Here is my thinking – Bronwyn Joyce The Global Write Creator

Let's Write

This week’s prompts cater for every age and every learning ability. Have fun!



Prompt 1

Create a wool advertisement using the information you have gathered from the Wookmark website. It can be fun like the video you watched, you can animate it or you can be in the advertisement. Upload your video to The Global Write Flipgrid. 

Prompt 2

Create a wool poster using the information you have gathered from the Wookmark website. How could you share with the world how this company links to the SDGs?. You could use Buncee to create your poster. 

Prompt 3

Prepare an information report about the Woolmark Company and the great work they are doing to produce a sustainable product and their connection to the SDGs. Post your report to The Global Write Wakelet.

Talk To Our ARTIST Olivia

Can you explain the meaning behind Olivia’s image this week? She has taken her inspiration from the Woolmark Companies alignment with the SDGs. She would love to hear your thoughts about what her image signifies. Send here a message on her Wakelet and I am sure she will leave you a reply.

Teacher Resources

For more information on the Take Note Visual Thinking Routine, you can go to https://pz.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/Take%20Note.pdf

The UN Sustainable Goals

and Good Life Goals we are supporting this week are:

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