A Thorny Issue

Should I buy a Valentine’s rose?

KS3: ages 11-14BookCD-ROM

This book is part of a Key Stage 3 Geography Teacher’s Toolkit, which aims to help teach the revised Key Stage 3 curriculum.

The enquiry approach is central to this study: students will be actively involved in deciding if they would send, or be happy to receive, a Valentine’s rose grown in Kenya. They will learn that the lifestyle, material wealth, choices and opportunities that they have are not universal, and to understand the global impact – both good and bad – of their choices as consumers.

The following questions are explored:

  • Where can I buy a Valentine’s rose?
  • Where do our roses come from?
  • What can we find out about the geography of Kenya?
  • What factors influence the production of Kenyan roses?
  • Are Kenyan roses costing the earth?
  • Are all roses the same?
  • Should I buy a Valentine’s rose?
  • How can things change for the better?


Items available

    • Book (£17.99)
    • ISBN: 9781843772187
    • No. of pages: 40
    • CD-ROM
    • CD-Rom is included with book and contains all the resources needed for the lesson plans.

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