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Fairtrade lesson plans

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Last updated 24 February 2013, created 12 August 2009, viewed 31,565

Students learn what is meant by Fairtrade. They identify various Fairtrade products and consider the advantages of operating within a Fairtrade partnership. They design a presentation which informs the consumer about Fairtrade. They can use Google Search and Images to find information from differ More…ence sources and the presentations can be shared and collaborated online using Google Docs. The second lesson looks at global interdependence. Students research the origins of Fairtrade products and plot them on a map of the world using a Google My Map. They go on to consider, not only the distance which these products travel, but also the impact of trading on their own lives and the lives of the growers and producers. They could also find information using the Fair Trade Certified Global Awareness layer in Google Earth. There they will be able to read information about many different Fairtrade cooperatives; from cocoa farmers in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, to coffee farmers in South America and tea farmers in India.

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My students really enjoyed this, thanks Imuded it for CSPE in Ireland

from GinaH, 24 February 2013
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Good starting point

from flirtini, 19 February 2013
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Thank you for sharing this resource-we used it on our Humanities day and it was very useful.

from jancrabtree, 06 February 2013
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Thank you this is great to use in Food technology for both key stages. I look forward to using the maps.

from Nurse2teacher, 19 November 2012
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thanks for the resource

from Snorbury, 18 June 2012
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