This one-page comprehension worksheet and discussion starter is suitable for students aged 14 to 17. It was prepared by NSW high school Teacher Kate Hungerford.
Fashioning an ethical industry
Fashioning an ethical industry has some great, free resources including A role play for different levels which explores how the decisions made by different actors within the fashion supply chain impact on working conditions in garment manufacture.
These frequently asked questions explain the difference between fair and ethical trade and provide information about buying, sourcing and producing ethical gear. It is a useful introductory guide to the issues surrounding fair and ethical trade.
Fairwear’s “Home Truths” curriculum kit
A set of lesson plans for schools that covers the key learning areas of English, Design and Technology, Visual Arts, Legal Studies and more.
An excellent resource produced by the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) which explains why freedom of association and union rights are key to preventing all forms of worker abuse and exploitation. The information includes common “union busting” practices as well as practical actions that individuals can take to support workers’ rights.
Christian Aid and CAFOD in the UK designed this highly recommended simulation game for between 16 and 40 students (aged 13 and up). It is currently out of print but, until it is reprinted, CAFOD have given us permission to distribute free copies of the game to interested teachers. Download the game here (PDF, 4MB) or if you would like a hard copy please email us your postal address.
The Summer 1997 edition of Rethinking Schools Online includes a great lead article and some excellent resources suggesting innovative ways to teach the issue of workers’ rights in the sportswear industry.
In this short film 32 year old Hamdani shares the story of his struggle to find work after his unfair dismissal from an adidas supply factory in 2005. Hamdani asks adidas and adidas consumers to think about the human face of production and support the rights of unfairly dismissed workers.
Created by UK-based advocacy organisation Labour behind the Label, this resource pack explores questions about the sportswear you buy and the workers across the world who make it. It includes quizzes, real life accounts from garment workers, a day in the life of a t-shirt and a special section for design students.