6 - Fairtrade A-Z
In this lesson the class makes a Fairtrade A to Z based on producer stories and other research. They then make a display out of the best ones.
This lesson plan links to Curriculum aims and/or programmes of study in PSHE, Citizenship, Art & Design and Geography.
To review class knowledge of Fairtrade through a display
To value differences between people and demonstrate empathy and a willingness to learn about people different from us.
Display materials, A2 paper for each group with the letters of the alphabet written on it.
Identify a suitable display area.
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Split the class into two teams and ask them to stand in two lines. Draw a line down the middle of the board and present whiteboard markers to the head person of each team. Set the title of Fairtrade and explain that each team has to write as many words as they can think of to do with the subject. Only one student can write at a time. They then give the marker to the next student in line and take their place at the back. Award one point per word/phrase. The team with the most points wins.
Students must not copy the other team! If you see that a word/phrase has been replicated then the team that wrote it first gets the point.
Split the class into groups and distribute the A2 paper. In groups students need to come up with an A-Z of Fairtrade rules and phrases, thinking about its aims, its benefits, its resources and its impact. Students can use the producer profiles and any notes they’ve taken.
After listening to them all, the class picks the best ideas and builds them into a display, using case study evidence from the producer stories.
Set a discussion question for the class e.g. Is Fairtrade important? Students spend two minutes discussing in pairs. They then join with another pair and discuss the question for another two minutes before joining with another 4 student and discussing. This process can be continued until you have a brief full class debate on the subject.