Topic: Who made your t-shirt?

Learning Outcomes

Identify the countries their clothes are produced in

Name the materials used to make their clothes

Label materials as natural or synthetic

 

 

 

Introduction

Teacher introduces topic of clothing, recording brainstorm on IWB

Prompts include materials, styles, favourite shops.

Fast Fashion- explain concept to class.

 

 

 

Development

Class question: Who’s clothes have travelled the furthest to get here? Labels checked, countries recorded.

Children research online the countries their clothes were produced in and graph them on a map.

How It’s Made: Clothing

Watch youtube video on how clothes are made.

Discuss natural vs synthetic fibres and how each is produced and environmental impact of each.

Plenary

Children write the story of their t-shirt’s journey

Children do conscience alley on fast fashion shopping vs buying clothes second hand

 

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYWlevX7Kw0 How It’s Made Clothing