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You are a consumer. Write a list of six types of goods and six services that your family has bought recently What did you need to consider when choosing these goods and services?

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you are a consumer
You are a consumer
  • Write a list of six types of goods and six services that your family has bought recently
  • What did you need to consider when choosing these goods and services?
  • For one of those goods and one of those services say whether you think you had value for money and say why or why not

Resource 2B – I am a Consumer and Pressure Groups (KS4) Slide 1 of 9

Hampshire County Council – Consumer Education Project within the Citizenship Curriculum Last updated: 09//03/04

how important is it
How important is it:-
  • to think about what countries the goods you buy come from?
  • to consider whether the workers who produced the goods are paid fairly or work in comfortable conditions?
  • that food is produced organically?
  • that food is genetically modified?

Resource 2B – I am a Consumer and Pressure Groups (KS4) Slide 2 of 9

Hampshire County Council – Consumer Education Project within the Citizenship Curriculum Last updated: 09/03/04

would you
Would you …
  • spend extra for a product if you thought it provided better conditions and pay for the workers in ..
  • the Third World?
  • the UK, Europe or USA?
  • Explain why you feel that way

Resource 2B – I am a Consumer and Pressure Groups (KS4) Slide 3 of 9

Hampshire County Council – Consumer Education Project within the Citizenship Curriculum

pressure groups
A Pressure Group is an organisation that aims to change the behaviour of a business or the Government if they feel they are acting unreasonably, unethically or interfering with people’s rights

Examples of Pressure Groups:

Environmental groups

Animal Rights Activists

Local people campaigning that a factory reduces pollution

Pressure Groups

Resource 2B – I am a Consumer and Pressure Groups (KS4) Slide 4 of 9

Hampshire County Council – Consumer Education Project within the Citizenship Curriculum Last updated: 09/03/04

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Pressure Groups

Most pressure groups campaign very successfully with peaceful means such as lobbying MPs, writing letters to the paper, petitions, non-violent demonstrations

Resource 2B – I am a Consumer and Pressure Groups (KS4) Slide 5 of 9

Hampshire County Council – Consumer Education Project within the Citizenship Curriculum

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The Consumer Association is a pressure groupThey produce the magazine “Which?” to help people make informed consumer choices and ensure producers are made aware of any problems with their products

Resource 2B – I am a Consumer and Pressure Groups (KS4) Slide 6 of 9

Hampshire County Council – Consumer Education Project within the Citizenship Curriculum

groups of customers at a shop can be pressure groups
Groups of customers at a shop can be pressure groups

Resource 2B – I am a Consumer and Pressure Groups (KS4) Slide 7 of 9

Hampshire County Council – Consumer Education Project within the Citizenship Curriculum

a group activity
A Group Activity

You are members of a consumer pressure group who want to influence the activities of a local supermarket

Resource 2B – I am a Consumer and Pressure Groups (KS4) Slide 8 of 9

Hampshire County Council – Consumer Education Project within the Citizenship Curriculum Last updated: 09/03/04

group activity
Group Activity
  • Discuss and decide what the circumstances of your complaint could be
  • Choose a name for your pressure group
  • Plan a peaceful campaign and produce the supporting documents – e.g letters, petition sheets, posters

Resource 2B – I am a Consumer and Pressure Groups (KS4) Slide 9 of 9

Hampshire County Council – Consumer Education Project within the Citizenship Curriculum