Grade Level: Undergraduate
Discipline: Economics, Social Sciences
Topics: Capitalist Modes of Production, Rise of Capitalism, Consumerism, Materials Economy, Commodification, Production of Capital
Climate Topic: Climate and the Anthroposphere
Location: Global
Languages: English

Learning Outcomes

The tools in this lesson plan will enable students to:

  • explain the concepts of capitalism and capitalist modes of production
  • describe the rise of capitalism and a materials economy
  • discuss the various factors and aspects of a capitalist society
  • explain how social and cultural identities are increasingly linked to consumerism
  • describe the link between capitalism and climate change
Lesson Plan contributed by Dr. Nupurnima Yadav, Sri Venkateswara College (University of Delhi), India.