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Doughnut Economics Action Lab

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Economics

Resource Types

  • Worksheets
  • Activity - Classroom

Regional Focus

Global

Format

PDF

Personal Doughnut Template

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Synopsis
  • This resource introduces students to the Doughnut Economy template, a tool that help students create a personal version of the doughnut.
  • Students reflect on their personal lifestyles and activities to improve their well-being and reduce their impact on the environment.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • In this resource, the teacher will find different sections that explain this tool in a clear way.
  • The doughnut principles can be found here.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The teacher must download the file. It contains different printable versions.
  • The teacher could read the recommended article ahead of time for more information.

Differentiation

  • The teacher could explain the concept of the doughnut economy using a PowerPoint presentation to help students work on their personal doughnuts.
  • Students can discuss the sample given. Each group can take one part of the doughnut and try to explain it and correlate it to one other part.
  • Support group: the teacher could present each section of this doughnut on a slide to help students understand it.
  • Other recommended resources: Foundations of Doughnut Economics.
Scientist Notes

This resource describes doughnut economics and how it can be personalized. The scope is to reduce carbon footprint and achieve environmental sustainability in the current economic realities. This tool is recommended for teaching and use.

Standards
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • HS-ETS1-2 Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
  • Social Studies
    • Personal Finance & Economics
      • Personal Finance (F1): Students understand the principles and processes of personal finance by explaining how scarcity influences choices and relates to the market economy.
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