Educational Materials

Here you can find a  variety of films, academic literature, books, presentations and teaching materials giving you access to different perpectives and views about Fair Trade, its products and stakeholders.

Film List

Producer:
Sheila C. Johnson
Producer:
H. Bruce Wilson and Partners for Just Trade
Producer:
Optic Nerve Productions
Producer:
Jody Milano
Producer:
Kelly Saxbery & Ron Harpelle, Shebandowan Films
Producer:
The Fairtrade Foundation
Producer:
Old Dog Documentaries
Producer:
Mark and Nick Francis
Producer:
Sinclair Enterprises

Pages

Presentation List

  • Overview:

    This presentation offers a basic introduction on Fair Trade and its principles, with focus on the Canadian movement. It provides information about what Fair Trade is and how it works. In addition, it provides an overview of how the international certification system works, what concerns producers have and how Canadians can make a positive impact by supporting Fair Trade.

Teaching Materials List

  • Overview:

    Produced by Oxfam UK, the Calendar of action and learning is packed with creative ways to explore topical global issues with your pupils, and challenge them to make a positive difference. A changing monthly theme offers fun and engaging activities, and inspirational ideas to help pupils build skills to take action.

  • Overview:

    We are very excited to offer you an educational toolkit on the Fair Trade component of the joyful food revolution. It has been designed to help you facilitate activities in your classroom or community that will teach children and youth about Fair Trade, and particularly about Fair Trade cocoa and chocolate. This toolkit is the result of collaboration between Clay McLeod, an experienced teacher, and La Siembra Co-operative, creator of the Camino brand.

  • Overview:

    Roduced by Oxfam UK and updated for 2010, this resource uses posters and activities to introduce children to the Millennium Development Goals.  Each poster covers a theme (and a Goal), with a vibrant image for display and discussion.

    Each poster also includes background information, case studies, and lesson plans.

  • Overview:

    On this page you can find a fantastic array of teaching materials which provide an accessible way in to understanding complex global issues.

  • Overview:

    These lesson plans produced by Oxfam UK help pupils to understand the basic principles of global trade.

  • Overview:

    On Global Exchange you can find a Fair Trade curriculum with focus on Cocoa. With the help of these lesson plans it will be easy to catch the students’ interests on fair trade issues and kids learn that they have the power to make a global impact.

  • Overview:

    This resource produced by Oxfam UK includes a photo gallery and captions which follow the journey of a banana from the Caribbean to the UK.  It gives a detailed example of how food grown overseas passes through many hands, stages and processes from planting to eating, and also highlights who makes money from the process.

  • Overview:

    This assembly is adapted from the Oxfam UK award-winning role-play resource for ages 13+. Using the life of 25 year-old sweatshop worker Mara from Cambodia, pupils will learn about:

  • Overview:

    This edition of Global Express produced by Oxfam UK explores the issues behind the Make Poverty History movement. It provides a great way to help pupils aged 8–14 think about key development issues (trade, aid and debt) as well as how individual and collective action can make a difference.

  • Overview:

    On this page produced by Oxfam UK you can find activities about the origins of food and the causes of hunger for pupils aged 7–11. The resource includes a photo gallery, activities on Fair Trade, explanations of terms such as hunger and starvation, and supporting materials for teachers.

Pages