Jack's Shirt Factory East Kilbride
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A look at the new factory and an interview with the owner about his plan for expansion. This footage includes clips of girls working in shirt factory; the reporter talking to camera outside the factory; and interviews with Alfred Litman, the factory owner.
Questions & Activities
- Who do you think made this film and why?
- Do the women look like they are enjoying working in this factory?
- Why are all the girls working here so young?
- Why are the staff not interviewed?
History: Complete a research project into the changing roles of women in British society.
Creative Writing: Write a story detailing a day in the life of one of the girls working at the factory.
Maths / Social Studies: Research whether £20 per week was a fair wage in 1973. Create a weekly living budget.
Social Studies: Research women's employment rights in the 1970s. Did they get the same rights that modern women employees get (e.g. maternity leave)?
Art Design: Design a logo for Jack's Shirt Factory.
Fashion / Design: Design one of Jack's shirts.
Social Studies / Enterprise: Write a job advert for a job at Jack's Shirt Factory.
Enterprise: Write a personal CV as an applicant for a job at Jack's Shirt Factory.
|Resource Rights Holder||Courtesy of Scottish Television|
|School Subject||History, Mathematics, Social Studies, English, Art and Design, Expressive Arts|
|Subject Matter||Textiles, Enterprise|
|Who||Alfred Litman (interviewee), Sheila Duffy (reporter), STV (production company)|