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Media Literacy and Consumer Awareness Lesson – Clothing Waste



Total Pages: 42 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 Week
File Size: 4.3 MB
File Type: PDF

Media Literacy and Consumer Awareness Lesson – Clothing Waste

Media Literacy & Consumer Awareness Clothing Waste: Help your students develop a deeper understanding of media literacy and consumer awareness with this engaging lesson on what happens to clothes when they are no longer wanted by the consumer. This lesson also shows students the different paths that discarded clothing can take donations, landfill, resale, shipping to developing nations as well as being burned.

Curriculum Links

This set of lessons can be used for digital literacy lessons or as part of your Geography Curriculum where sustainability and sustainable living is a curriculum focus e.g., Ontario Geography Curriculum Grade 8 Strand A.

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This lesson is also included in the Full Year Middle School English Language Arts Lesson Bundle 1 and Media Literacy Bundle 1

Lesson Outline

  1. Introduction to Consumer Awareness
  2. Clothing Waste Questions and Graphic Organizer
  3. Journal Entry Assessment (2 Options)
  4. Clothing Waste Quiz
  5. Extend Your Learning Related Articles and Graphic Organizers
  6. Take Action Project (Waste Reduction Awareness Campaign)

Resource Includes

  • Detailed Teacher Lesson Plan
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Video Comprehension Questions
  • Journal Prompts
  • Quiz
  • Extend Your Learning Related Articles
  • Take Action Project
  • Assessment Options (Levels Or Points)
  • Print & Digital Formats

Teacher Feedback

  1. “I wanted a media unit that my students could relate to. Since most of them are part of the “fast fashion” generation, I thought this would be a good fit. The lessons have been a great foundation to my media unit. Students have been engaged and interested along the way.”
  2. “A huge eye-opener for students.  They were highly engaged and asked to do another unit!”
  3. “I purchased this unit as an add-on the grade 6 social studies unit. This was such a great connection to the real world and provided a lot of opportunities to think critically about consumer awareness. I highly recommend this product!”

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Resource Notes

  • Regular reliable internet access is required for this resource
  • This resource is a non-editable PDF

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