The seventh in a series of termly activity kits for members of Think Global’s Schools Network. Available to members each term, each issue of The global dimension in my classroom includes a range of activities, ideas, case studies and more to help you explore global connections.
This edition provides ideas and information for ways to use the topic of ‘clothes’ to teach and learn about the global dimension. It is suitable for Key Stages 2-3 (ages 7-14), but the extension activities and pointers to other resources mean that it can be adapted to suit other ages and stages as well.
Everyone wears clothes, no matter where we are in the world! We wear them to keep us warm, to protect us from the weather, and sometimes even to protect us from hurting ourselves when we are in dangerous situations. But clothes can mean much more, too – they can show that we belong to a certain group, or that we come from a certain place; and they can make a statement about things we think are important, and things we like and don’t like.
The ‘Getting started’ section provides an introductory activity to help students get thinking about the global aspects of clothing.
The ‘Getting critical’ section explores some more specific themes associated with global aspects of clothing, and provides a range of activities and curriculum links.
The ‘Resources’ section provides links to further information and case studies.
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