1 - Dharam's Diary
In this lesson the children write a diary entry of a member of Agrocel's Premium Commitee.
This lesson plan links to Curriculum aims and programmes of study in English and to non-statutory programmes of study in Citizenship.
To know the features of a diary entry.
To write the diary entry of a member of Agrocel’s Premium Committee.
Dharam Pal’s Story, if necessary.
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Ask the class what the Fairtrade premium is; if applicable use The Fairtrade premium cartoon sheet to explain how it works. Why is it important to communities?
In pairs pupils read or listen to Dharam’s story and write down examples of the ways Fairtrade and Agrocel have made a difference to him and his family e.g. his children receive a better education, organic rice is healthier, has a better house and healthier food, gets seeds and machinery from Agrocel etc. Explain that they are going to write Dharam’s diary entry after a premium committee meeting and plan with the class the different things they can include as well as some sentence starters for them to use e.g: • Dear Diary, today I went to an Agrocel premium committee Meeting. We decided.....
• Fairtrade has been very important to my family because.....
• In the future I would like to....
Write 3-5 statements related to the content of the lesson e.g. The premium is important because some money from each product sold is given back to producers in the developing world. Draw/mark a line in the classroom or playground. One end of the line is the “totally agree” end, the opposite end is the “absolutely disagree” end. The middle of the line is a neutral area. Ask students to stand at a place on the line which represents how they feel about each statement.