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The story "One Plastic Bag" was based on the true story of Isatou and her great efforts to make a change in her small community. 

Authors Message:

 "The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community.
Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred.
The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease. Some bags were burned, leaving behind a terrible smell. Some were buried, but they strangled gardens. They killed livestock that tried to eat them. Something had to change.
Isatou Ceesay was that change. She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community. This inspirational true story shows how one person’s actions really can make a difference in our world." 


New Vocabulary: 




Can you find the meaning of each of these words? 


Watch the video below: 

Watch the video above and reflect on the impact Isatou has made on her community. 

Is there anything you think you could add to your character description paragraph you wrote yesterday? 



Visit the website


Choose one of the climate heroes and write a paragraph about their efforts much like the author of One Plastic Bag" did for Isatou above. Make sure to answer the 5 w's! 

5 W's of Good Product Management - Ujwal Tickoo - Medium 

Who did you choose? 

Where are they from and where did they impact? 

When did their efforts begin? 

Why do you think they are a hero? 

How did they make a change to the planet? 


Make sure to summarise the article and use your own words in your paragraph! 

Have you found any new vocabulary? I would love to hear about the new words you found and their meanings. 


Please send work to: 


Extra Task: 

Put together a scavenger hunt around your house for a family member! If there is more than one person in your house you can organise the scavenger hunt as a race. 

First, put together a list of items they must find around your house. Here are some ideas: something red, a fruit, something long and skinny, something you can play with outside, a coin, a button, a green shirt, something that bends.. You could add anything you like to your list that works in your home. 

Next, give the list to the family members participating and tell them they will have a time limit (10 minutes). Whoever finds the most items on the list, or completes their list first, wins! 

Switch roles and let your family member create a list for you!