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Trade – Learning about…

Learning about….Resources and web-links for the classroom

World on your Feet
This set of lessons for primary Geography (Year 6 – ages 10-11) uses the methodologies of Philosophy for Children and Community of Enquiry to explore the stories behind trainers.  A wide range of issues are covered, starting from what makes a good trainer, making promotional leaflets, and gradually finding out about the trainers available locally and where they come from.

Making Markets Work
Making Markets Work is a hands-on series of activities from Practical Action. It covers 4-5 lessons that will develop understanding of Geography’s big concepts of systems, development and decision-making, within the context of South Asia. It uses the milk market system in Bangladesh as an example.  Thinking skills strategies and aspects of the SEAL curriculum are incorporated to help students’ understanding of how market systems work in developing countries. The use of this current and up to date development initiative ensures that the pupils are learning about real places and people.

Juliana’s Bananas
New Internationalist ISBN: 9781780261805  £8.99
This story book can help children aged 5 and above explore fair trade through the eyes of children of banana farmers in the Windward Islands in the Caribbean. The narrative is based on real life situations and illustrated with colourful collages made from painted textures and photographs, as well as photos of the landscapes and agriculture, facts and maps. There are banana recipes and information about how Fairtrade has helped to pay for some of the things in the book – such as the school bus and the science equipment Billy and Bertha use at school. We also get to meet real life banana workers along the supply chain from the Caribbean to our supermarkets.

Chocolate and Fair Trade
A novel take on fair trade and food miles using Google tools including search and My Maps.

Fair Trade and Trade Justice in Islam
MADE in Europe is developing a series of resources to support Muslim schools to implement a global dimension as part of the school curriculum.  The aim of the Fair Trade & Trade Justice in Islam resource pack is to support teachers to teach the subject of Fair Trade and Trade Justice from an Islamic perspective, whilst also achieving the national Fair Trade School Award.  The resource pack contains 10 comprehensive lesson plans each designed to give a deeper understanding of trade justice. Teachers can choose between case studies about Palestinian date and olive crops, or Bangladeshi cotton and the ready-made garment industry and much more.  Each pack contains in-depth teachers’ notes, background research, PowerPoint CDs, and hand outs exploring key Islamic values and ethics through a global education perspective.