Debate activity to raise students' awareness about our consumerism and its consequences for multinational companies and for the expoited people who manufacture the products that we consume.
o What is the difference between consumption and consumerism?
Materialism and Consumerism Questionnaire
- What do you really want that you don’t have? Do you really need it?
- Is there any such thing as enough? Do you have enough?
- Do you deserve what you have?
- Do you feel you are lucky? Why?
- Do you feel you have worked hard for what you have?
- Do you deserve more than you have? What is the meaning of ‘materialism’?
- Do you think you are a materialistic person?
- Do you think your school-mates/friends are materialistic?
- What do you think motivates the rich? Why do rich people work at all? Why does a millionaire want to be a billionaire?
- Why are we so attached to material objects?
- Does materialism have any consequences for the rest of the world? Which ones?
- Think of what could happen in the world if people changed. Is it worth working for a change?
- Can we do anything against slavery and exploitation?
- What can we do to change ourselves?
- What can you do to help your school-mates/friends change?
- Is it easy to work for a change alone?
- Can you think of other people who can do it with you?
- What do you think of the saying “less is more”; “small is beautiful”?
- Do you know in Spanish a saying like that?