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Where Was My Shirt Made?
Clothing Production in Developing Countries

Many consumer goods in developed countries are produced in the developing world -- often in unsafe and unhealthy working conditions, for minimal pay. This activity seeks to give students insight into one category of these products -- our clothing. Each student will find out what country their shirt was made in, then do some simple research to determine the gross domestic product per capita of that country and where it is located in the world. As a class, the students will observe patterns, such as many of the countries having a GDP per capita of less than $2000, and much of the production being located in southeast Asia or Central America.

Essential concepts:Social justice, developing countries, developed countries, gross domestic product, standard of living.

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