Should I Join the Sweatshop Boycott?
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: April 24 2023,
Author: Stephen Day, Ph.D.
After completing this lesson students will be able to:
- Analyze changes in living standards in different regions over time.
- Create and support an argument for or against a sweatshop boycott using primary and secondary sources.
In Lesson #8 of the Ethics, Economics, and Social Issues curriculum, students study several sources that investigate the effects of garment factory labor in developing countries.
Students study a news report, several letters home from factory workers, and a graph of living standards in different regions over time.
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