Follow the Things

Follow the Things

This website looks a bit like a shopping website, but all is not as it seems. If you click on the different ‘departments’ you will find lots of ‘products’. But clicking on these products will lead you to films, research and articles about where these products have come from, and whether the production has involved human rights abuses or exploitation or environmental damage.

Contemporary Slavery

This online resource provides background information on contemporary forms of slavery; a set of lesson plans with supporting materials; a list of resources that can help with researching further information.

Slavery Today

This resource from Amnesty International contains materials for one or two lessons. It explores the different definitions of modern slavery and uses case studies to demonstrate how slavery and human trafficking affect people’s lives.

Ethical Textiles

Filmed in Bangladesh, one of the world’s largest textile manufacturers, this resource explores the social cost of our cheap textiles. With footage filmed inside a number of Bangladeshi textile factories, it explores the issues of sweatshop labour, poor working conditions, a fair wage and the right to unionise and asks who is responsible?

Fair Play

Tom Palmer is an author who brings sport (mainly football) into his children’s books. This Fair Play pack is based on Tom’s trip to Ghana where he was doing research for one of his books, Foul Play 3: Off Side – which is a detective story exploring

The World’s Working Children

This primary school used an international school partnership to research shared values and experiences around the issue of child labour to create a drama performance.

Trash!

Trash! is a unique combination of fiction and fact, which evolved from a series of workshops conducted with ragpicker children by Tara Books, a publisher based in Chennai, India. Based on the real life experiences of these children, the book tells

Me, You, Everyone

Me, You, Everyone is the third in the series of Lift Off materials, which have been developed for use in the primary school classroom to promote understanding and respect for human rights. Consisting of ten lessons, each of which are structured