4a - Let There Be Fairtrade Light - Part 1
In this lesson the class learns about the importance of electricity to a small village in Malawi and then writes about it.
This lesson plan links to Curriculum aims and programmes of study in English, and to non-statutory programmes of study in Citizenship.
To describe using adjectives.
Children have written a descriptive piece to show that they understand the importance of electricity to small villages in Malawi.
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In groups pupils think of as many different ways in which they use electricity in their every day lives as they can in 2 minutes. Record some of them on the board. How different would their lives be if they didn’t have electricity?
Either distribute Joyce, Alfred and Ehud’s stories to different groups or read them aloud to the class. Pupils identify the different ways having electricity has impacted on and improved their village. How have they gained access to electricity? (through using the Fairtrade premium)
Pupils write a description of the difference electricity has made. (Some groups may prefer to draw a picture).
Print out and laminate copies of the Fairtrade mark and then cut into pieces to make a jigsaw. In groups children have to put the pieces together. What is it? Where do you see it? How does it connect to the producer stories?