"Just" Jeans

Illustration Elements

Illustration Sub-competencies:


A class worked on exploring the ‘story behind the seams’ – issues related to the manufacturing of jeans in sweatshops. They examined multiple texts including videos, articles, poems, photo essays, short stories, and documentaries. With each text, the class ‘housed’ their critical thinking on a pair of jeans. The teacher found that as they investigated more deeply into this topic, their questions became increasingly sophisticated.




Profile Analysis

Critical and Reflective Thinking

I can gather and combine new evidence with what I already know to develop reasoned conclusions, judgments, or plans.

I can use what I know and observe to identify problems and ask questions. I explore and engage with materials and sources. I can develop or adapt criteria, check information, assess my thinking, and develop reasoned conclusions, judgments, or plans. I consider more than one way to proceed and make choices based on my reasoning and what I am trying to do. I can assess my own efforts and experiences and identify new goals. I give, receive, and act on constructive feedback.