Consumption of Resources
This page sets out resources that focus student's attention on rates of resource consumption. It introduces key vocabulary and concepts and uses the cartoons of Steve cuts to introduce the subject. Through a variety of different graphics, students look at the extent of resource depletion and then students can explore ecological footprint as a tool by measuring their own footprints. The page then goes on to look at the increasing rate of consumption as well focusing on the causes of this consumption through a 9-card diamond ranking exercise. There are multiple worksheets to support the students on this page.
Lesson Time: 1 Hour
- To describe the rates of resource consumption in the world
- To explain the reasons for such high rates of consumption
- To understand the concept of limitations and carrying capacity
Watch the slideshow of Steve Cuts cartoons and annotate your worksheet with your own interpretation of each cartoon