In this lesson, students will revise features of the circular flow and Doughnut Economic models from the previous lesson, 2040 – Comparing Economic Models – Economics – Years 9 & 10, before exploring a real-world example of Doughnut Economics in action.
Students will have the opportunity to investigate one of the five solutions presented in the 2040 feature documentary. Groups will evaluate the impact all solutions have on environmental and social wellbeing using a set criteria and star rating system. Students will then reflect individually on the solutions using ‘The Doughnut’ model as a guide.
- Students understand the features of the Doughnut Economics model
- Students identify the pressures placed on the planet and the inequality of social wellbeing
- Students evaluate possible solutions to an environmental and social problem
- Topic: Learning Through Film, Climate Change, Energy, Social Issues, Sustainability.
- Unit of work: 2040 – Economics and Business – Years 7 to 10
- Time required: 100 mins.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion
- Keywords: economic model, circular flow, doughnut economics, Kate Raworth, doughnut, environmental wellbeing, social wellbeing, problems, solutions, documentary, 2040, decentralisation, sustainable economy.
To view our Australian Curriculum alignment click here.
To view our NZ Curriculum alignment click here.
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class.
- Devices for students to watch clips in small groups or individually.
- Chalk, masking tape or sports markers.
- Solutions Evaluation Table.
2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.
In Australia: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for Australian primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.
In New Zealand: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for New Zealand primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.
If you are teaching in either New Zealand or Australia, you can now organise a virtual screening of the film for your class. To enquire about this option, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and the 2040 team will help you set this up! If you have already bought a DVD of the film and you have a ClickView account, you can email the team for permission to upload the film to your account to make it more easily accessible for your teachers and students.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
Cool Australia, GoodThing Productions and Regen Pictures would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of Good Pitch Australia, Shark Island Institute, Documentary Australia Foundation, The Caledonia Foundation and our philanthropic partners in the development of these teaching resources.