In this unit pupils develop their understanding of the global nature of economic activity and development through a study of the fashion industry.
They investigate the interdependence between people, places and environments in this industry and through this study begin to understand the concept of globalisation, ie how what happens in one part of the world affects people everywhere.
The activities are developed around the focus of the fashion industry, but if this topic is not suitable for pupils in a particular school an alternative could be used,
eg toys, electrical equipment, processed foods.
Many of the activities rely on using material from development education centres and particular internet websites. These are listed in the 'Resources' section.
This unit is expected to take 8-11 hours.