Buy Nothing Day

Objective :

  • Reflect on the role of consumption in our culture;
  • Identify the consumption messages around us;
  • Differentiate a need from a desire.

Description :

Students learn to differentiate needs from wants. Next, they imagine that Buy Nothing Day is a holiday like Christmas and create a performance or television show to celebrate the event.

Equipment :

  • Documents provided on the Media Smarts website.

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