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CAFOD Fairtrade Activities (Secondary)

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The Catholic aid agency CAFOD has developed a range of secondary school teaching resources which support teaching about the issues of fair and unfair trade in the classroom. Resources include:
  • Make Trade Fair - a lesson plan to help Key Stage 4 and 5 students (ages 14 to 16+) learn about fair trade and write to their MP about trade policy.
  • Fairtrade enrichment day for Key Stages 3 and 4 exploring themes and issues around trade and Fairtrade.
  • Make Your Mark - action guide for Key Stage 3 and 4 students who would like to make their school a Fairtrade School.
  • Trade assembly showing how international rules affect trade in developing countries, for Key Stages 3 and 4.
  • Trading Trainers – everything you need to play a simulation game where small family businesses make and trade training shoes. For Key Stages 3 and 4 and Post-16.
  • Wake up and smell the coffee! – promoting Fairtrade products in this Dragons’ Den-type game
  • Banana Split game – role play exercise determining a fair price for a banana, for Key Stages 3 & 4 and Post-16.
  • The WTO and world trade – information sheet giving an introduction to the World Trade Organisation for Key Stages 3 and 4.
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Resource contents


Industry and Economy, Production and Consumption

Age Ranges

KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+


Citizenship, Geography, RE / RS, Assembly

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