It’s a universal truth that a picture tells a thousand words. Images and artefacts can help bring your lessons to life. They can challenge stereotypes, engender empathy and increase your learners’ understanding of other countries and cultures.
Explore how to effectively use photographs in your lessons to foster debate and promote positive images of the countries you’re learning about.
Martin Luther King famously once said “before you finish eating breakfast in the morning you’ve depended on more than half the world”.
Globingo (or ‘Find Someone Who’) is a fun starter activity to explore some of the ways in which we are connected to people in other countries – from the food we eat to the clothes we wear.
The lesson focuses on the benefits of the Fairtrade Premium and how this encourages sustainable community development. It encourages students to develop skills of cooperation, teamwork, leadership and problem solving through engaging in role play. Accompanying producer profiles coming soon.
Take a trip to rural Sierra Leone to find out about the cocoa farmers who are working to protect the Gola rainforest from deforestation.
This is a role play assembly for secondary schools. It is designed for three student narrators.
This role play assembly is a fun way to tell the story of the Ngoleagorbu cocoa farmers living by the edge of the Gola Rainforest. It helps students to understand how Fairtrade protects both people and planet.
It is designed to be performed by a class of students to the rest of the school.
This story will transport you to a farm in Côte d’Ivoire where you will have the chance to meet an inspiring cocoa farmer named Therese Kouame.
Therese’s story on powerpoint is a fantastic way to teach students about cocoa farming in Cote d’Ivoire, basic human needs and the importance of a living income for cocoa farmers. At the end of the story you will find a list of suggested follow-up activities to consolidate student learning.
This story will transport you to a village in Western Sierra Leone where you will have the chance to meet Beshey Konneh, a 14-year-old-boy whose parents are cocoa farmers.
Beshey’s Story is a fantastic way to teach students about daily life in rural Sierra Leone, different types of agriculture in the country, and the difference between cash crops and subsistence crops. At the end of the story you will find a list of suggested follow-up activities to consolidate student learning.
This story will transport you to a farm in Western Sierra Leone where you will have the chance to meet an inspiring cocoa farmer named Lucia Mansaray. Lucia’s Story is a fantastic way to teach students about the Gola Rainforest, forest friendly cocoa farming and Fairtrade Premium. At the end of the story you will […]
A film made in 2020 for schools about the people of the great Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone, West Africa. 14-year-old Beshey shares the story of his family, explaining how a group of cocoa farmers have come together to protect the forest, and develop their communities through Fairtrade. The challenge for the people of the […]