Teacher Review For Sweatshop

Slow moving at the beginning, similar to iCivics, not a fan of the language though.

Amy K.
Classroom teacher
Cornell Senior High School
Coraopolis, PA
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
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My Rating 1
Learning Scores
Engagement 1
Pedagogy 1
Support 3
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
How I Use It
This website is not what I thought it would be. The website is similar to iCivics games, but the actual playing takes much longer than it should. This is something a website that is attempting to handle a serious subject, and does it too lightly
My Take
I am not completely against strong language being used in the classroom when it is necessary, but I feel like this site uses it in a distracting way. Students will spend too much time focusing on the insults of the factory floor boss, and not on the actual issues of sweatshop labor. Very little attention is paid to the actual plight of sweatshop workers, and students will come away thinking that the worst thing about working in a sweatshop is an annoying boss. I would not recommend.