Quick summary: Students explore how countries’ pursuit of growth economies for better living standards for its citizens are unsustainable and will ultimately lead to worse living standards in the future. They explore alternatives, such as the degrowth movement, which promotes living within the planet’s productive means.
Subjects: Economics and Business.
Year Levels: Year 10.
Topics: Climate change.
Teaching Time: 60 minutes.
Cool would like to thank the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation for generously supporting the development of these lessons.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Content descriptions: Year 10 Economics and Business:
- The links between economic performance and living standards, and how and why variations exist within and between economies (ACHEK051)
Syllabus Outcomes: C5.2, C5.3, C5.4
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work IPCC Climate Change Solutions.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Lead students through discussion and support them in independent work.
- Art supplies – coloured pencils and textas
- Device capable of displaying a video to students
- White paper – A3 size.
Related Professional Development: If you’re interested in learning more about how to approach challenging topics around climate change and sustainability in your classroom through a Hope and Optimism lens, consider our PD course.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.