Commodity Chain Teaching Tool
by lshillin on September 11, 2017 - 1:44pm
Each group (with two members), carried out the below tasks:
Identified onecommodity (a branded product) that is popular among youth.
Read up on the selected commodity – look at news articles, reports, advertising, organisations, etc. – and identified the key components of capitalist commodity chains (labour, money/capital, nature (materials).
Using four subsections in the film No Logo as guiding ideas to organise (No Space, No Choice, etc), each group developed a teaching tool that could be used in elementary or high school classrooms to explain the commodity chains behind brand-name products. The teaching tool could take any form - groups were told to be creative – video, map with explanations, an exercise students can do, etc.