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Video of the Month Archive

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19 February - 25 February 2017

The Story of Stuff - Solutions

What does it mean to be 'winning' in the world we live in? The video illustrates the economic game / goal towards more gross domestic products rather than better - Better education, health, better stuff and a better chance to survive on this planet. The goal needs to change but how can the goal change?

How it maps to the curriculum

Business Studies

Strand: 3. Our Economy

Strand unit: 06. Economic Growth & Sustainable Development

Suggestions for use: A look into economic growth and sustainable development through the lens of the story of stuff. Video can be used as a discussion point.

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Why is it Video of the Month?

  1. Video looks into the aspect of economic growth and sustainable development, showing the struggle between the race for 'more' rather than 'better'
  2. Example of Action points to change the economic goals are given with advantages and disadvantages to both given.
  3. Viewers will think about their own goals. - Do I want more or do I want better.
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