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KS3 Ethical Fashion

Geography - Fashion & the Environment

Introduction to the geography Unit

This short unit looks at the growth and production of cotton and the cost to the environment and health of its workers.  You may also wish to bring in topics such as genetically modified cotton and the effect of cotton subsidies in developed countries to deepen the pupils’ investigation. 

Learning Outcomes

Developing Pupils’ Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities

  • use their own and others’ ideas to locate sources of information;
  • select, classify, compare and evaluate information;
  • use a range of methods for collating, recording and representing information;
  • communicate with a sense of audience and purpose.
    (Managing Information)
  • make links between cause and effect;
  • justify methods, opinions and conclusions;
  • generate possible solutions, try out alternative approaches, and evaluate outcomes;
  • examine options and weigh up pros and cons.
    (Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making)

Developing Pupils’ Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

  • Research and debate ethical issues in geography.
  • Investigate the causes and consequences of an environmental event.
  • Explore how we can exercise environmental stewardship and help promote a better quality of life for present and future generations, both locally and globally.

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