Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Secret Life of Tees

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Several class periods

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Ecological Footprints, Public Health, Personal Consumption, Wealth & Poverty, Solid Waste

Resource Overview

Students use guided research to perform a five-stage life cycle analysis on a t-shirt and brainstorm ways to reduce the garment’s social and environmental impact.

Students will be able to:
  • Analyze the factors that influence a product’s environmental, social, and economic impact.
  • Conduct guided research to complete a basic life cycle analysis of a t-shirt.
  • Create an action plan, including responsible parties and possible consequences, that would decrease the impact of their t-shirt by altering key parts of its life cycle.
T-shirts that high school students examine to conduct a five-stage life cycle analysis

Features of This Resource

  • High school life cycle analysis activity
  • Great lesson plan for environmental science
  • Students explore environmental and social implications of a single everyday product

How Do I Get This Lesson Plan?

This lesson plan must be purchased as part of a lesson packet or as part of a full curriculum that is available in our store.

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