A Closer Look at the Things We Buy
An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Recommended for Grades 9–12
This series of ten fully-planned lessons 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. While this unit was designed as a comprehensive whole, each lesson can also stand alone.
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