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Find Your Way Through Trade

Learn about Food and Global Trade

Elementary, Middle


This resource helps students begin to understand the basic principles of global trade. Starting with everyday items, such as items from the supermarket, the activities explore where the items actually come from and how they reach us. Drawing links between raw materials and finished products help students understand the concept of supply chain and global trade rules and who benefits from them.

  • Find out where our food comes from
  • Use images to learn how different crops are produced
  • Explore the sugar supply chain
  • Develop understanding of farmers and farming
  • Learn about the basic principles of global trade
  • Investigate unfair and unequal trading relationships

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This resource provides easy to do activities that introduce elementary students to fair trade and global trade rules and who benefits from them. Students get a better understanding of the connections between their lives and the lives of other people. 

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Themes Addressed

  • Economics (2)

    • Poverty Reduction
    • Trade
  • Human Rights (1)

    • Poverty