Fair Trade Solutions
Academic subject areas: Career Exploration; Career-Technical Education; English; History/Social Sciences; Mathematics
States' Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering & Math; Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
California Industry sector(s): Agriculture and Natural Resources; Engineering and Design; Finance and Business; Manufacturing and Product Development; Marketing, Sales, and Service; Transportation
Grade Target: 9
Levels of Expertise for CTE: Introductory, Concentration/Skill building
Targeted Support Materials: English Language Learners (ELL), Special Education, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Literacy Support, Math Support
Standards Addressed: Science Content Standards – life sciences (biology)
Reading Language Arts Standards
CTE standards – agronomy, natural resources, biology, economics
In this curriculum, we raise students’ awareness of core issues surrounding food production and trade. Students learn that through advances in technology and increased globalization, the world has become increasingly accessible and that they can make an impact on farmers’ lives through their purchasing choices. Students identify critical topics around which they can work both individually and together to create more viable systems of trade.
Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives
Students will be given information and asked questions so they can draw their own conclusions and make sense of the world in new ways. The learning process will focus on active learning, using a wide range of participatory activities that will include: • visual, auditory, and experiential modes • an art (visual/image, music) component • inquiry learning
Each class includes exercises in which students are asked to address a key question together. These
dialogue sessions are the heart of this curriculum.
Culminating Activity and/or Assessment
Each unit culminates with a student activity based upon the topic of each unit.
Instructional Materials Needed
Teacher computer, projection equipment and internet access
Students computers with internet access
Various materials for unit activities
Access to printing services
Instructional Materials Provided
Detailed Curriculum plan, list of resources and student pages