Fairtrade lesson plans
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.