Affluenza: An in depth look into consumer culture, its causes and effects (an interdisciplinary unit)

Description: 

In this introduction to our larger interdisciplinary unit entitled, Affluenza, we attempt to answer the question “What is happiness?”  through writing in journals, reading multiple and varied texts, and assessing what makes us happy by thinking about where our happiness really comes from. All of these activities have students practicing self-reflection and identification of theme across texts and within their own lives.

Learning Targets: 
Students will be able to identify theme across different texts making cross text and personal connections.
Students will demonstrate their understanding through journal reflection, interactive commenting and discussion with other students both online and in person, and through a final summative paper.