"Just" Jeans

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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.