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Clothes Conscious
Learning for Life and Work (SLD)
Let’s Celebrate:Thematic Unit
Writers’ Group
Mary McKendry, Castle Tower School (Beechgrove Campus), Ballymena
Catherine Foster, Fleming Fulton School, BelfastMaggie Jamison, Glenveagh School, BelfastCathy McCormick, Tor Bank School, DundonaldDorothea Simpson, Fleming Fulton School, Belfast
A CCEA Publication ©2009www.nicurriculum.org.uk
Cover Photograph: Bubbles Photo Library 
Let’s Celebrate
Thematic Unit
 Clothes Conscious
Unit Title:
Let’s Celebrate
Sub Theme:
Clothes Conscious
Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities:
Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
Curriculum Objective:
To develop the young person as an individual
Key Elements:
Personal understanding, mutual understanding, citizenship, cultural understanding, media awareness, ethical awareness
Attitudes and Dispositions:
Personal responsibility, concern or others, commitment/determination/resourceulness, openness to new ideas,curiosity, community spirit, tolerance, integrity, respect
Learning Experiences:
Investigating and problem-solving, linked to other curriculum areas, relevant and enjoyable, skills-integrated, activeand hands-on, oers choice, challenging and engaging, supportive environment, positive reinorcement, ongoing reection, enquiry-based,openness to new ideas, culturally diverse
The Thematic Units connect the
Learning or Lie and Work
subject strands o Personal Development, Local and Global Citizenship, HomeEconomics and Employability and demonstrate how they contribute to the understanding o a central theme. They provide a number olearning, teaching and assessment activities (and are accompanied by supporting resources) to help you address, interpret and develop theNorthern Ireland Curriculum’s key elements and Statements o Minimum Requirement.Each Thematic Unit contributes to the statutory requirement or
Learning or Lie and Work
and also links to other Areas o Learning. Inaddition, there are opportunities to develop learners’
Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities,
 Assessment or Learning
principlesand make connections to the
Cross Curricular Skills.
The units are not intended to be prescriptive and are not the only way to approach the Northern Ireland Curriculum. You do not have to ollowthem rigidly. Instead, we encourage you to choose rom the wide range o learning, teaching and assessment activities in the units and adaptand extend them as appropriate or your classes.

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