Exploring the world together at home. ThoughtBox believe that all children benefit from spending quality time with those around them, connecting and having conversations about the things that really matter. ThoughtBox have therefore planned a 30 day learning programme for you and your family to explore the world together at home, inquiring into a variety […]
This resource helps young people understand the impacts of fast fashion and highlights the difference consumers can make to people’s lives through their buying choices.
This Think Global activity kit for Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 14) helps teachers and learners to explore the concept of a supply chain and the impacts of each stage; analyse the people and resources behind a product; and investigate how the decisions consumers make affect the way companies behave.
Nikki Mattei from Fashion Revolution introduces their campaign and educational resources calling for greater transparency in the fashion industry.
This fantastic online photo-resource features photos from over 240 families living in 50 countries around the world. The site arranges them all on a street called Dollar Street, in order of their monthly income. Select from 100 topics to compare photos showing aspects of everyday life, often surprisingly similar for people on the same income level across cultures and continents.
This edition of our termly activity kit provides ideas and information for ways to use the topic of ‘clothes’ to teach and learn about the global dimension.
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.
This activity kit aims to help you begin your global dimension journey, or think about where to go next. It starts with young people’s own lives, giving you ideas on how to encourage students to explore the ways their daily choices and actions…
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?
Using the international fashion industry as a case study this resource asks: what is globalisation, what are the causes, and what is the role played by Transnational Corporations (TNCs)? It then looks at the effects of globalisation and asks what are the pros and cons and who benefits?