Presentation on theme: "Consumption Patterns in the United States:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Consumption Patterns in the United States: The Impact of Living WellCh. 7Ms. Reddig
2 Essential QuestionHow do American consumption patterns affect people and the planet?
3 Americans are eager consumers. They buy and use a lot of goods and servicesShopping centers in the United States offer consumers a huge variety of products, and supermarkets are filled with foods for every taste.
4 Stores large and small begin selling holiday merchandise months in advance to encourage shoppers to buy more.Car dealers tempt buyer with row upon row of shiny vehicles.The Internet has turned the home computer into a virtual shopping mall.
5 ConsumptionConsumption means the using up of goods or services. Some goods, like food, can be consumed only once. Other like clothing, can be used again and again until they are worn out or go out of style.
6 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ The average American spends thousands of dollars each year on personal consumption.These purchases include spending on everything from food and clothes to gas and rent.
7 Developed CountriesDeveloped countries, which are wealth countries like the United States and Canada. Developing countries are poor countries like Mexico and India.
8 United States- 300 million people Two largest countriesCHINA and INDIA = They each have 1 billion peopleDespite having fewer people, the United States consumed far more than did wither China or India.
9 Consumption Depends on Levels of Development United States, along with 30 other countries are the most developed around the world.Western EuropeJapanSouth KoreaCanadaAustraliaNew Zealand
10 Developed Countries Live well Live in urban areas (factories-offices) Government provide benefits.Public Schools, fire protection, and safe drinking water.Good WagesConsume a lot of goods and services
11 Developing Nations 150 developing nations Asia, Africa, and Latin AmericaThese countries that are still building their economies byImproving agricultureDeveloping industriesIncreasing trade
12 Developing CountriesLack in industries to provide good jobs for their peopleLack in a strong stable governmentMore likely to live in rural areas and or work on farms
13 Government provide limited benefits. They may not have access to good schools or safe drinking water.Earn low wagesResult: Their consumption may be quite limited, their homes modest, and their possessions few.
14 Per Capita GDP Is One Measure of Development Many ways to measure a country’s level of development.How many years of schooling people in the country have.Longevity- how long its people live
15 Gross Domestic Product GDP- The total value of goods and services that a country produces in a year.Goods are things that are produced for sale or use.Food, clothing, and cars are all goods.Services are tasks done by some people for other people.
16 Per Capita (GDP) Per captia- “per person” GDP is calculated by dividing a countries total GDP by its population.RESULT- The average production for one person serves as a rough measure of how rich or poor a country.USA- the highest GDPWhich means that it is a wealthy country. This fact strongly influences how much Americans consume year by year.
17 REVIEWWhat is the difference between developing and developed countries?Define consumption.What are the two largest countries?
18 REVIEW List 3 developed countries. List 3 continents that are developing.Developing countries lack in what? List at least 3 reasons.Define GDP.