TES 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 (25 Feb - 10 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 choices they make in daily life can impact on the world and other people.
- Explore how Fairtrade has made a difference to the lives of workers across the world through this lesson plan and case studies for History.
- Create a Fairtrade tree in Citizenship to explain the importance of Fairtrading.
- Design a class Fairtrade fortnight mascot to promote this year’s cause, a worthy art project.
- Is Fairtrade an instrument of justice? Have students debate this with these stimuli.
- Create a Fairtrade superhero to help explain the challenges of Fairtrading.
Resources from the Fairtrade Foundation:
- A set of curriculum resources from the Fairtrade Foundation for geography, investigating where cotton grows around the world, the journey of cotton from plant to shop and examining the concept of interdependence.
- Resources for learning about cotton, trade and Fairtrade.
- 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.
- 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.
- Posters, displays and videos explaining the basics of Fairtrade.
- Photos of cotton farmers in India to bring Fairtrade lessons to life.
More resources on TES:
- What really is fair trade? Decisions and discussions on diamonds for Year 9 students.
- A bonanza of banana-trade activities, getting to the root of unfairness.
- Market the message and make a difference with this nine-lesson Fairtrade exploration.
- Use Google Earth to explore the countries where Fairtrade is starting to have an impact in this geography lesson.
- Follow the journey of the cocoa bean from tree to chocolate bar.
- Quiz your students: they may drink coffee, but do they know where it comes from or who makes it?
- Follow the story of Banelino and Asobanu, two Fairtrade banana producers.
- Lesson plans, worksheets and an assembly on food and land rights.