Buy, Use, Toss? A Closer Look at the Things We Buy

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Curriculum
Abstract: 

Buy, Use, Toss? A Closer Look at the Things We Buy is an interdisciplinary unit from Facing the Future that includes ten fully-planned lessons. This unit will lead your students through an exploration of the system of producing and consuming goods that is called the materials economy. Students will learn about the five major steps of the materials economy; Extraction, Production, Distribution, Consumption, and Disposal. They will also be asked to analyze the sustainability of these steps, determining how consumption can benefit people, economies, and environments.

Grades: 9-12

Subjects: Science, Social Studies

Cost: Available to download for FREE!

Facing the Future is a nonprofit leader whose mission is to create tools for educators that equip and motivate students to develop critical thinking skills, build global awareness, and engage in positive solutions for a sustainable future.

For more information or to download a copy, visit
http://www.facingthefuture.org/Curriculum/BuyUseToss/tabid/469/Default.aspx

Author: 
Facing the Future
Topic Areas: 
Sustainability
Stewardship
Source Reduction
Target Audience: 
Grades 10-12
Grades 7-9
Teachers
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Facing the Future
1904 Third Avenue
Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98101
Ph. 206-264-1503
http://www.facingthefuture.org