Curriculum: "Buy, Use, Toss?" Facing the Future's Free Curriculum on Consumption in the U.S.
Retailers market mercilessly to teenagers, and the marketing works all too well on many of them. They're surrounded by ads that imply that what they buy defines them.
Facing the Future has designed Buy, Use, Toss? A Closer Look at the Things We Buy, a free curriculum that will guide 9-12 graders through an exploration and critical analysis of the sustainability of the production and consumption of goods -- and Green Schools Initiative's Deborah Moore was an Advisor to the developers of this new resource!
- Students will gain an understanding of the lifecycle of products -- along with new math and science skills -- as they determine how to reduce the carbon footprint of shipping blue jeans;
- They'll investigate and discuss how communities dispose of waste;
- They'll consider and develop policies to protect workers and consumers sharpen their media literacy skills as they analyze advertisements.
DOWNLOAD: "Buy, Use, Toss?" is available to download for FREE