Choc-a-lot

A chocolate flavoured resource to explore the global trade in cocoa

KS2: ages 7-11KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16KS5: ages 16+PDF

This pack is for teachers and youth workers and provides a detailed outline of activities for a one-day workshop which introduces young people to the issues behind the global chocolate industry.

It enables young people to:

  • explore their own understanding of chocolate
  • discover how chocolate is made from cocoa bean to chocolate bar
  • understand how the big chocolate companies increase their profits – causing cocoa farmers in countries in the South (Central/South America, Africa & Indonesia) to exploit their workers
  • challenge the stereotype of workers in the South as helpless victims
  • develop an understanding of what fair trade in the chocolate industry means.
  • recognise that, by campaigning for fairer working conditions, they can make a difference to the lives of other young people
  • appreciate that they have choices and can take further action to demand fairer conditions for the cocoa farmers and the people that work there.

It is designed for use in a youth-work setting but would also work in subjects such as Citizenship, PSHE, Geography, and can be adapted for a wide age-range.

 

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