Deconstructing Consumerism

Deconstructing Consumerism

Students watch a 25-minute film, "What Would It Look Like?" by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about the environmental, economic, and social impacts of global consumerism. In this lesson, students discuss what motivates their own consumer choices as well as the effects of consumerism on the global economy. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story. Concepts of comprehending and analyzing multimedia, structure and content of the media, identify and discuss related environmental themes in class discussions.