This Valentine's Day…
… to END child labor and trafficking
in the cocoa industry!
Valentine's Day is a major chocolate buying holiday, but gifts for your sweetheart should not come at the expense of worker rights! Forced labor, child labor and trafficking continue in the cocoa industry in West Africa.
These classroom activities are great for audiences of ALL ages!
♥ Sit Down If Exercise
demonstrates that we are connected to producers around the world. Grade 3-adult.
♥ What’s Fair Game
is a fun simulation exercise in which students, as fair trade and non-fair trade farmers, experience benefits of membership in a cooperative, community development and long-term trading relationships. From Win Win Solutions
, Equal Exchange
, pp. 55-63. Grade 4-adult.
♥ How Is Our World Interconnected?
asks students to consider the source of their apparel and reflect on the writings of Dr. Martin Luther King and Barbara Kingsolver. From Focus on Fair Trade Curriculum, Fair Trade USA
. Grade 6-adult.