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Black Friday, Consumption, and Buy Nothing Day 2014

November 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As Black Friday approaches, I thought I’d share this collection of activities that Krista presented last year at a BART event. For those looking for still more ideas, here is a post from 2012 on teaching about Black Friday / Buy Nothing Day, and here is one from 2007. Target audience: EAP students, high intermediate […]

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Tags: blog · Buy Nothing Day · consumerism · ESL activity · global issues activities · poverty & wealth · reading · video

Buy Nothing Day 2012

November 21st, 2012 · No Comments

With all the talk of Black Friday (here in the US), I always like to do a short lesson on Buy Nothing Day around this time of year. One place to get materials is the Adbusters’ campaign page, where there are a number of protest ideas and posters. Developing Teachers has a 90-minute lesson based […]

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Tags: art as activism · blog · Buy Nothing Day · consumerism · fair trade · global issues activities · happiness · lesson plans · my articles · pictures · poverty & wealth · reading · simplicity · the environment · visual prompts

Happy (early) Buy Nothing Day

November 26th, 2008 · No Comments

I’ll be away over the break, but I wanted to wish everyone out there a happy Buy Nothing Day. This can be a great way to introduce consumerism to students, and can fit into discussions on other holidays.

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Happy Buy Nothing Day!

November 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

I’d like to wish everyone a happy Buy Nothing Day! For those that don’t know, Buy Nothing Day is the Friday after Thanksgiving for Americans, and the following Saturday around the world. It is the biggest shopping day of the year. Buy Nothing Day attempts to draw attention to the harmful nature of recreational consumerism […]

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Tags: blog · Buy Nothing Day · consumerism · ESL activity · global issues activities · reading · speaking · the environment