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Author

Grist

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Social Studies, Economics, Geography, Engineering

Resource Type

  • Videos, 4 minutes, 49 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

North America, United States

Format

YouTube Video

How to Build a Better Shopping Mall

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Synopsis
  • This video describes how many shopping malls in America are now defunct and offers solutions for revitalizing the land into more useful and green spaces for the surrounding communities. 
  • By describing the original vision for a shopping mall to be multi-use and more like a town square community area for gathering, the narrator is able to convey the opportunities for revitalizing these defunct areas. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Students can relate to the idea of shopping spaces and hangout areas, but this video will help them to consider the ideas and design that are behind the spaces in which they spend time. 
  • This video is an interdisciplinary example of how engineering, science, economics, and geography come together to influence the human experience. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • It will be helpful for students to have been to a shopping mall before. Poll your students on shopping mall attendance, and if they aren't familiar, introduce the concept through videos and pictures.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
This video resource does not have any science to review. However, it is true that the shopping mall is in decline in America, offering up an opportunity to do something new and innovative with their massive footprints. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Social Sciences
    • Economics (K-8)
      • 7.8 Examine how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
    • Geography (K-12)
      • 6.14 Identify and describe how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions connect to human identities and cultures in the Western Hemisphere.
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