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Clothes – Curriculum planning

Curriculum planning


Literacy, Language and Communication
debate the issue of Fairtrade cotton and clothing, articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions for ‘throwaway culture clothes’ vs. labels with ethical policies;

learn how to be critical consumers by critically investigating the language of advertising that tells us to buy products yet hides the conditions under which they are made and the environmental impact

Knowledge and Understanding of the World
research historical dress from a variety of cultures and if possible, through school library services or local museums, visit, borrow and try some on, investigating the significance of styles, designs and fabrics;

examine different kinds of religious clothing, are able to name the item and which religion it might be associated with;

use locational knowledge to research which countries are the major suppliers of British clothing by surveying labels in their garments and at home.…

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Clothes – Activities

Activities: Quick, little preparation required

Where are our clothes from?
Ask the children to look at the labels in their clothes and see where they were made. If your learners wear school uniform or the countries of origin are limited, provide a bag of clothes with a range of countries on the labels.…

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Clothes – Teacher Ideas

Activities: lesson plans, schemes of work and projects

Cotton facts
Set the class a research project on the production of cotton.  This everyday material can hold some real surprises. You could use the following questions to guide the research:

What is cotton?…

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Clothes – Teaching about

Teaching about….Resources and web-links for the teacher

Labour Behind the Label
Labour behind the label campaigns for workers’ rights in the clothing industry. They support garment workers around the world to improve working conditions. Labour behind the label lobbies multinational companies and raises awareness directly with consumers to understand where the clothes they are wearing came from and under what conditions the products were made.…

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