Overarching learning goal: Students take responsibility for their own learning by watching a video on having less stuff and completing a thinking routine.
Teacher content information:
The Garage Sale Trail is a national day of simultaneous garage sales that’s about making sustainability fun and creative! By organising communities around Australia to hold garage sales on the same day, the event aims to enable new neighbourly connections, provide a platform for fundraising, inspire creativity, stimulating local economies, promote the reuse of materials and keep stuff out of landfill.
The Garage Sale Trail is a not-for-profit organisation that works with local and state governments, schools and community groups to inspire social and environmental change. Absolutely everyone can get involved - buyers, sellers, makers and creators. People can register a solo sale or form a group sale in their area. Last year’s event involved over 100 Councils Australia-wi...
Thought Starter: How long does the shopping 'high' last for you?
Before the video:
Imagine yourself finally getting a material object you have been wanting for a long time, such as a new phone, shoes, mp3 player, book or clothes. How does finally owning this object make you feel? Describe this feeling here:
Watch the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS4BriU-lkU) and then fill in the tables below:
After the video:
How does this video make you feel about your stuff?
What three things could you do without and why?
What three things couldn't you do without and why?
Does less equal more?
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