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 difference 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.


  • Fairtrade (Secondary Citizenship) - Activity Sheets.doc
  • Fairtrade (Secondary Citizenship) - Activity Sheets.pdf
  • Fairtrade (Secondary Citizenship) - Lesson Plan.doc
  • Fairtrade (Secondary Citizenship) - Lesson Plan.pdf

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  • 5
    user avatarAntonioSetas8 months agoreport

    Fantastic resource. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  • 4
    user avatarGinaH5 years agoreport

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

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    user avatarflirtini5 years agoreport

    Good starting point

  • 5

    Thank you for sharing this resource-we used it on our Humanities day and it was very useful.

  • 5

    Thank you this is great to use in Food technology for both key stages. I look forward to using the maps.