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The Fishing Trip

Students come to understand what characterizes a need and how consumer goods and services can help them meet needs. They also learn to distinguish between essential and non-essential goods.

Author : Établissement vert Brundtland (adaptation of “D’un commerce agréable… et équitable”)

Subject : Responsible Consumption

Type : Discussion, Brainstorming, Team Reflection, Reinvestment, Teamwork

Grade : Elementary Cycle 1

Length : 120 minutes

A Look at Food Advertising

This activity helps students realize how advertising affects eating habits.

Author : HabiloMédias

Subject : Advertising

Type : Arts and Crafts, Creation, Discussion, Presentation

Grade : Elementary Cycle 1; Elementary Cycle 2; Elementary Cycle 3

Length : 1 heure

One Party, Multiple Choices

Students must organize a party and, in doing so, make consumer choices. Prerequisite activity: The Fishing Trip.

Author : Établissement vert Brundtland (adaptation of “D’un commerce agréable… et équitable”)

Subject : Responsible Consumption

Type : Arts and Crafts, Analysis, Discussion, Presentation, Teamwork, Team Reflection

Grade : Elementary Cycle 1

Length : 60 minutes

A Comic Strip on Responsible Consumption

Students create a comic strip on the factors that spur their consumption and on potential solutions.

Author : Établissement vert Brundtland (adaptation of “D’un commerce agréable… et équitable”)

Subject : Responsible Consumption

Type : Team Reflection, Debate, Creation, Presentation

Grade : Elementary Cycle 3

Length : 2 to 3 hours

A Telephone for Luke

Students apply legal provisions to analyze a case involving a cell phone contract and calculate the maximum cancellation penalty that a cell phone service supplier can charge.

Author : Office de la protection du consommateur

Subject : Consumer Rights and Recourses Options

Type : Analysis, Calculation, Discussion, Reading, Teamwork

Grade : Secondary Cycle 1; Secondary Cycle 2

Length : 60 minutes