An Interview with Ebrottié: French Comprehension

Ebrottié is a cocoa farmer in Côte d’Ivoire. He is part of a Fairtrade certified cooperative. This interview transcript forms the basis of a French reading comprehension, in which Ebrottié describes the challenges of life in a cocoa farming community.

The Story of Chocolate: Unwrapping the Bar (shorter version)

A typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p a day. Many live in poverty. For women the situation is even worse, carrying a large part of the farming and domestic burden, but often having fewer rights than men. ‘The Story of Chocolate: Unwrapping the Bar’ looks at the unfairness at the heart […]

The Story of Chocolate: Unwrapping the Bar

A typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p a day. Many live in poverty. For women the situation is even worse, carrying a large part of the farming and domestic burden, but often having fewer rights than men. ‘The Story of Chocolate: Unwrapping the Bar’ looks at the unfairness at the heart […]

Practical Action: Plastics Challenge

This comprehensive set of resources from Practical Action encourage pupils aged between 8 and 14 to develop new solutions to the global problems caused by plastic waste.

Trade

Container ship leaving Bay Area by Derell Licht on Flickr

Ideas for teaching about trade.

CAFOD Primary resources website

CAFOD Primary Schools website

This website, from the international charity CAFOD, includes lots of freebies for teachers. The site includes assembly ideas, downloadable resource packs, quizzes, online activities and stories suitable for using with different age groups.

Supermarket waste and plastic

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This new Activity Kit from Think Global explores the topical concept of waste, both food and plastics. Investigate with your students the reasons why so much food is wasted and evaluate possible ways of reducing waste.