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Consumer Classroom Back-to-school Lesson Kit

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Consumer Classroom is a community website for teachers bringing together consumer education resources from across the EU to help prepare and share lessons with students and other teachers. The Back-to-School Lesson Kit focuses on the theme of Consumer Choice.

What’s in it for teachers?

Thanks to this kit, teachers have the opportunity to teach their students to be more aware of their consumer choices. The Kit contains background information on the theme, Consumer Choice, and other resources such as lesson plans. The material is available in 23 languages.

What’s in it for students?

Students during their school life time have to make many choices related to school equipment, food for breaks and the way to get to school. These choices after some years become their consumer habits. The new edition of the Back-to-School kit provides from 12 to 18 years old students with information and practical exercises for becoming more aware of their consumer choices on three important topics.

A topic for each activity:

  • “Snacks and drinks at school. Learn to read the label!“ aims to make students aware of the information presented on the labels of food products.
  • “Going to school. What’s the most sustainable way?” is about climate change and energy efficiency and deals with the efficiency and environmental impact of different types of transport for going to school.
  • “Buying stuff for school. Are you influenced by advertising?” investigates the impact of advertising in choosing the products that students have to buy in their school life such as schoolbags, stationery and electronic devices.

Thanks to the Consumer Classroom Lesson Kit, the students will be able to answer many questions such as:

  • What are the mandatory information that should be reported on food labels?
  • What are the most sustainable means of transportation? Name at least 3 of them.
  • How advertising could be misleading?
  • Do you think that information in advertising correspond to your personal needs?

Do you find this project interesting but you are not a student nor a teacher? On Consumer Champion you can start the online course on Consumer Law by just signing up to our platform. 



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