The True Cost Of Consumption

The True Cost Of Consumption

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Social Action
  • Economic
  • Financial Literacy
  • ...

Lesson summary

We often only think about the cost of things we buy in terms of the money we had to pay to purchase that object. In this activity you’ll investigate the less obvious costs of the things we buy, and consider their true cost to not just your bank account, but to the world.

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Time required: 40 minutes 

Curriculum connections: Economics and Business, Personal and Social CapabilityEthical UnderstandingSustainability

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Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

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