UPDATE: TransFair USA is now Fair Trade USA.
TransFair USA's Focus on Fair Trade Curriculum is designed to help students understand the concept of Fair Trade and to highlight its value and significance to farmers and communities. Using familiar imported foods—chocolate, bananas and coffee—as the focus, your students will gain an appreciation for the hard work of farmers and will feel empowered knowing their consumer choices have real impacts on real people.
Chocolate Explorer (K-2)
The five lesson plans in the Chocolate Explorer (K-2) curriculum will have your students role playing, story mapping and brainstorming as they follow the journey of a cocoa bean from the farm to becoming a Fair Trade chocolate bar.
Students will learn not only where cocoa beans come from, but they also will discuss and debate what is fair and unfair to farmers.
Banana Bonanza (3-6)
Check out Banana Bonanza (3-6) for engaging lesson plans that focus on the banana supply chain, from farm to supermarket. Your students will further their understanding of the industry by probing issues of fairness and environmental and social costs of banana production.
Coffee Connections (7-12)
Lesson plans from Coffee Connections (7-12) get to the heart of Fair Trade. Students not only will identify poverty and global inequalities, they also will be inspired to take action in promoting Fair Trade in their own homes, schools, and communities.
TransFair USA, now Fair Trade USA, enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry, and the earth. Fair Trade USA achieves its mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products for the U.S. In addition to providing teaching tools for the classroom, Fair Trade USA also offers many other resources to assist educators and consumers to participate in the Fair Trade model.