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The Story of Stuff (revisited)

February 22nd, 2008 by Dave · 2 Comments

I posted about this awhile ago, but I finally had a chance to watch the Story of Stuff. It’s a 20 minute film about consumption that is packed with powerful information. It’s well presented, too. A bunch of additional resources are available as well, including a footnoted script and a fact sheet, both of which could make the film more accessible to language learners.

The film is dense, but broken into several parts. If I were showing it in class, unless the learners were very advanced, I would probably only tackle one section a day. The website also has a bunch of links to more information for each section of the movie, for learners who want to know more.

Tags: blog · consumerism · ESL activity · global issues activities · the environment · video

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Skipp // Feb 26, 2008 at 3:28 am

    Nice Website. I am definitely a fan. I just want to say that I found the Story of Stuff video to be very informative and did a little write up of applications for the ESOL classroom. I invite you and your readers to check it out. Also I have added your website to my links section. If their is an issue with this please let me know and I will promptly remove it.

  • 2 Dave // Feb 26, 2008 at 4:04 am

    Thanks Skipp!

    I’ve added a link to your post. I like the theme of your site and look forward to seeing what you do with it!

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