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Fairtrade Fortnight

Resources | Published 19 January, 2011 | By:   

TES Connect has teamed up with partners Traidcraft and Fairtrade Foundation to raise awareness of global trading, Fairtrade farming and how pupils can make a difference over Fairtrade Fortnight (24 Feb - 9 March). Traidcraft’s dedicated school resources include fair trade-themed cross curricular lesson plans. While the Fairtrade Foundation encourages your pupils to consider how the daily choices they make can have an impact on the world and other people.

Resources from Traidcraft

How Fairtrade changed history

Explore how Fairtrade has made a difference to the lives of workers across the world through this lesson plan and case studies for History.

The life of a tea farmer

Explore the life of a Bangladeshi tea farmer and try out these ideas for Fairtrade crafts.

Thought tree

Create a Fairtrade tree in citizenship to explain the importance of fairly traded goods.

Fairtrade mascot

Design a class Fairtrade fortnight mascot to promote this year’s cause, a worthy art project.

Questions of justice

Is Fairtrade an instrument of justice? Have students debate this with these stimuli.

Fairtrade Superheroes

Create a Fairtrade superhero to help explain the challenges of Fairtrading.


Resources from Fairtrade Foundation

Investigating cotton - ages 5+

This set of curriculum resources from the Fairtrade Foundation for geography investigates where cotton grows around the world, the journey of cotton from plant to shop and examines the concept of interdependence.

Cotton: from seed to garment

Free teaching resources for learning about the harvesting of cotton, trade and Fairtrade.

Cotton trading plan - ages 11+

A set of curriculum resources for geography and citizenship investigating the interdependence of the cotton trade, life for cotton farmers in Mali and the difference that Fairtrade can make.

Investigating cotton - ages 11+

A set of curriculum resources investigating where cotton grows around the world, the journey of cotton from plant to shop and examining the concept of interdependence.

Fairtrade cotton resources

Printable posters, free displays and videos explaining the basics of Fairtrade.

India cotton farmers

These amazing photos of cotton farmers in India to bring Fairtrade lessons to life or could be used as part of a display for Fairtrade Fortnight.


Secondary resources

Blood diamonds

What really is fair trade? Explore this question through discussions on diamonds for secondary students.

Banana split

This bonanza of free banana-trade activities, gets to the root of unfairness.

The full Fairtrade story

Market the message and make a difference with this nine-lesson Fairtrade exploration.

Googling Ghana

Use Google Earth to explore the countries where Fairtrade is starting to have an impact in this geography lesson.

Chomping chocolate

Follow the journey of the cocoa bean from tree to chocolate bar with this fantastic lesson.

Muddling over a mug of coffee

Quiz your students: they may drink coffee, but do they know where it comes from or who makes it?

Banelino and Asobanu’s bananas

Follow the story of Banelino and Asobanu, two Fairtrade banana producers in this excellent free video resource.

Harvest assembly: sweet and sour

Lesson plans, worksheets and an assembly on food and land rights, harvesting, and fairtrade.


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