In this article Dr Verity Jones, Associate Professor in Education at the University of the West of England, Ruth Millett, Learning and Engagement Officer at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, which is run by Birmingham Museums Trust, and Dr Jessica Pykett, Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Birmingham introduce a new collection of lesson plans for Key Stages 2 and 3 geography teaching on sustainable fashion and climate crisis. They reflect on why schools need to teach about fast fashion, and how to support teachers in light of current concerns about children’s eco-anxiety. They discuss how teaching through immersive narratives provides a fresh approach to learning about the connections between clothing as an essential part of everyday life, global environmental change and climate justice.
Jones, V., Millett, R., & Pykett, J. (2022). Sustainable threads. Using immersive narratives to teach about the climate, wellbeing and social impacts of fast fashion. Geography Teacher, 47(2), 79-82