Understand production and consumption patterns and value chains and the interrelatedness of production and consumption and how individual lifestyle choices influence social, economic and environmental development.
Let your students watch the Seeing the Bigger Picture video series. This series includes seven videos and each is not more than 1 minute. Each video ends with a question, so watch one video, then ask the groups to discuss their response to the question posed. Students should take notes on individual or group sheets of paper.
The videos lead the students to conclude that some familiar environmental ‘solutions’ can cause damaging effects on jobs and the economy overall. The activity then goes on to investigate a different sort of economy: a circular economy, which is regenerative by design.
This activity could be completed in one hour, but we recommend taking more time so the class has time to digest the information and properly tackle each question raised.