HES Activity 5.1 Overview

Target Student Performance

Students choose preferred lifestyles based on data about four countries (United States, France, China, Ethiopia) and compare CO2 emissions based on those lifestyles.

Resources You Provide

  • (optional) Calculator (1 per group of four students)

Resources Provided


Print the 5.1 Lifestyle Cards. You may choose to laminate them in order to re-use them another time. Prepare four stations. Set up one transportation station with all four transportation cards, one food station with all four food cards, etc. Print one copy each of 5.1 Extreme Makeover: Lifestyle Edition Worksheet and 5.1 Secrets Revealed! Worksheet for each student. Note: do not hand out the 5.1 Secrets Revealed! Worksheet until after students make their first lifestyle choices.