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Description

To need or to want is two different things. This interactive game helps students analyse what is most essential to them.

Student collaborate in teams in order to identify and analyse what is essential and what is not. As the teacher reads different scenes, that are provided, the group must identify essential products. After each scene, they will need to eliminate certain products until they are left with only five.

General Assessment

Strengths

  • Engaging activities
  • Scenes are provided and easy to understand
  • Provides an opportunity for reflection

Weaknesses

  • The resource does not supply background knowledge
  • No extension activities have been developed in order to provide more substance to the resource

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This lesson could be used as an effective introduction to the study of sustainable consumption. It would motivate discussion on personal lifestyles in regard to consumption on material goods. It could also be used in environmental science and social studies classes to introduce or summarize outcomes involving energy use, exploiting natural resources and environmental contamination.

Relevant Curriculum Units

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    • Grade 12
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        • Environmental Science 12: Living sustainably supports the well-being of self, community, and Earth.
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        • Citizenship and Sustainability: Area of Inquiry: Environment
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        • Introduction to Environmental Science 120: Sustainable Development
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        • Social Studies 1201: Economic Decision Making
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        • World Geography 3200/3202: Ecosystems
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        • Social Studies 3201: Political Economy
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      • Environmental Studies
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        • Environmental Studies 35: Northern Environmental Issues
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        • Environmental Science 621A: Introduction to Environmental Science
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        • Contemporary World: Environment
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        • Social Studies 10: Economic Decision Making
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        • Social Studiees 20:World Issues - Environment
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        • Environmental Science 12: Living sustainably supports the well-being of self, community, and Earth.
      • Social Studies
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        • Physical Geography 12: Interactions between human activities and the atmosphere affect local and global weather and climate

Themes Addressed

  • Citizenship (2)

    • Ecological Footprint
    • Sustainable Consumption
  • Waste Management (1)

    • Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle