Paper Lesson Plan - Learners discover how paper is made. Working together, they make their own paper. This activity introduces students to recycling; what it is and its importance. Learners study the process of how paper is made, and discover that almost half of all the trash produced by humans is paper. This lesson plan helps students see that recycling paper has many benefits, like helping the environment by saving trees and reducing the amount of trash dumped in landfills.