5 - Fairtrade Tool Kit
In this lesson the class creates a simple guide for local primary school students on how to 'go Fairtrade'.
N.B. Ideally this activity should be undertaken when student have an understanding of Fairtrade. It can also be used as an ICT or Design activity.
This lesson plan links to Curriculum aims and/or programmes of study in PSHE, Art & Design, Citizenship, Geography and Computing.
To create a simple guide for local primary school students on how to 'go Fairtrade'.
To recognise that healthy lifestyles, and the wellbeing of self and others, depend on information and making responsible choices.
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Ask students to complete the sentence 'You can go Fairtrade by…' using examples of different ways young people can promote the principles of Fairtrade. As a class, make a list of the different things students would have liked to know about Fairtrade before they did any work on it.
e.g. History of Fairtrade, what Fairtrade is, reasons to support Fairtrade, benefits of Fairtrade, ways of supporting Fairtrade etc.
Assign students to groups and distribute case studies and factsheets. Explain that each group is going to design a Fairtrade toolkit for primary school students. Remembering their audience the groups plan the contents of their toolkit
Different Information Sheets
Students produce their toolkits, using ICT if possible, and present to the class. If possible test with primary school students, asking for them to choose which they think is the best. There is lots of information available fromwww.traidcraftschools.co.uk about how schools can get involved in Fairtrade e.g. running a Fairtrade tuck shop, having a Fairtrade day, fundraising during Fairtrade Fortnight in February, using Fairtrade products in the canteen and staff room and so on.
Either have a number of key words prepared or ask students to write their own on scrap paper and place them in a box or bag. Split the class into teams. One volunteer from each team picks a word and then has to describe it to their team without using the word itself. If students guess it correctly the team gains a point.
This can be made more difficult by including words/phrases which the student is not allowed to use when they describe it or by including a time limit.
Send toolkits to the local Fairtrade network or a campaigning organisation to use in their work.