SCHOOL TIP #2: Committing to Fair Trade Education & Events
Reaching Goal #2: Commit to Fair Trade Education & Events
Goal #2 is all about Fair Trade education and events at your school. To reach this goal you will need to complete the following:
- Bring Fair Trade into at least two classrooms or events. Empower students to be conscious consumers.
|Making connections with teachers||Personally introduce yourself to teachers who teach a wide variety of subjects like science, history, or English for example. See if a Fair Trade lesson would fit into their course. Suggest short videos for them to show in class, or give your own presentation to their students.|
|Discovering which events to incorporate Fair Trade into||Consider pre-existing school events that you could participate in. Is there a fall or spring festival, are there any holiday events. Tapping into events that are already planned is a great way to make a splash with minimal work.|
|Knowing when to host your own event||If you’re struggling to find an event to partner with consider hosting a chocolate tasting, a documentary or film screening, or inviting a local speaker. Remember to host your events during busy times and in high traffic areas. You don’t want your work to go to waste!|
Comment Below: How have YOU successfully educated others in your school?
Check out our other resources:
Fair Trade Schools: The Three Goals
A List of Activities & Resources
Fair Trade Curricula: K through 12th grade
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