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Consumerism Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Help your students understand consumerism with the help of this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson explaining what consumerism and the difference between needs and wants, information that students then apply to an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'consumerism'
  • explain the difference between needs and wants
  • describe how to be a smart consumer

Length

1 hour

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Consumer
  • Consumerism

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2

Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

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