Sustainable fashion

Given the issues explored during the previous lessons in this learning sequence, this lesson (or series of lessons) is designed to give students the opportunity to dig deeper into the issues relating to fast fashion, and focus on prospective solutions within the context of industry versus consumer responsibility.

The focus of this lesson is to encourage students to demonstrate an understanding of the multiple viewpoints and challenges associated with fast fashion by synthesising information from various sources, drawing conclusions, taking into account alternative points of view and presenting their findings, arguments and explanations in the form of a classroom debate.

During this lesson students will have the opportunity to:

  • further explore the environmental impacts of the consumer product on the places that produce the raw materials, make the product, and receive the wastes at the end of its life
  • gather relevant data from a range of primary and secondary sources
  • test conclusions by considering alternative points of view about an area of inquiry
  • present an oral response, supported by visual aids including maps and graphs, to communicate a reasoned argument about a contemporary geographical issue, and responding to questions

Links to the Australian Curriculum:

  • Represent multi-variable data in a range of appropriate forms, for example scatter plots, tables, field sketches and annotated diagrams, with and without the use of digital and spatial technologies (ACHGS065)
  • Apply geographical concepts to synthesise information from various sources and draw conclusions based on the analysis of data and information, taking into account alternative points of view (ACHGS068)
  • Present findings, arguments and explanations in a range of appropriate communication forms, selected for their effectiveness and to suit audience and purpose; using relevant geographical terminology, and digital technologies as appropriate (ACHGS070)
  • Reflect on and evaluate findings of an inquiry to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge, taking account of environmental, economic, political and social considerations; and explain the predicted outcomes and consequences of their proposal (ACHGS071)