5 - The Fairtrade Landscape
In this lesson the class discusses differences between Bolivia, India and Malawi and the effect that Fairtrade has had on various communities in these countries.
This lesson plan links to Curriculum aims and programmes of study in Geography and to non-statutory programmes of study in PSHE and Citizenship.
To compare Malawi, India and Bolivia and identify the difference Fairtrade has made to communities.
Children have found and discussed similarities and differences between Malawi, India and Bolivia and can identify ways in which Fairtrade has helped communities in these countries.
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Ask the class what they know about Malawi, India and Bolivia and word-storm some ideas. How do they know? Have they visited the countries or have they seen it on the television? Use the interactive white board or the Traidcraft map to identify where the countries are in the world.
Split the class into groups and distribute one Fairtrade Landscape sheet per group. In their groups pupils look at the photos and try to answer the questions.
Using the information on the teacher's sheet feedback with the class but do not mention the benefits of Fairtrade yet. Are they surprised by anything? Why?
Divide the class into new groups, ensuring that there are children who have looked at all 3 sheets in each group. In their groups pupils find 3 similarities between India, Bolivia and Malawi and the UK (e.g. The street in Bolivia looks the same as streets in the UK; we play with children in our village/town etc)
Feedback as a class.
Point at an example of the Fairtrade Mark on one of the sheets. Do the children recognise it? Explain that if a photo has this Mark next to it there is an example in the photo of how Fairtrade has helped the community. Challenge the children to look at the photos and guess the ways in which Fairtrade has helped.
Remaining in their groups pupils make a list of similarities and differences between the three countries.
Pupils identify one new thing they have learnt about each country and/or Fairtrade