This lesson is part of Understanding Trade, a Geography unit designed for students in upper KS2 (Y5-6).
First the presentation introduces the banana trade and the concept of ‘supply chains’. Students are then challenged to sequence the banana supply chain in a group activity.
The Banana Split game, produced by Cafod, is then introduced. This is a great way to help children understand the uneven distribution of power and money in the supply chains of many of every day foods. There is also an activity sheet for students to complete as they progress through the game.
Finally the Fairtrade movement is introduced as a way for consumers to improve the conditions of workers in developing countries around the world. In the plenary, Fairtrade is also linked to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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