ERIC Number: ED415124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Cost of Your Shirt. A Simulation Exercise for Secondary Students and Adults, Based on the Real-Life Drama of Guatemalan Textile Workers.
Swenson, Mary, Comp.; Austin, Jane, Comp.
This simulation exercise requires participants to practice critical thinking, problem solving, and negotiating skills as they role play real-life conflicts concerning working conditions in a factory in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Participants also learn about Guatemala's history, its social, economic, and political status as of April 1994. Based on a real life situation, the roles involve Guatemalan Labor Ministry official, Phillips Van Heusen (PVH), factory managers, and U.S. citizens concerned about the textile workers' situation and who are actively trying to help the workers win a just settlement with management. Time required for the simulation is 45 minutes to be followed with another 45 minutes for discussion. (EH)
Descriptors: Clothing, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Latin American Culture, Latin Americans, Multicultural Education, Needle Trades, Secondary Education, Sewing Machine Operators, Simulation, Teaching Guides
Resource Center of the Americas, Minneapolis, MN., 317 17th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55414; phone: 612-627-9445.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Resource Center of the Americas, Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Guatemala