The Dark Side of Chocolate – Grade 8-11

Activity Introduction

The learners watch a short video clip on child slavery association with the chocolate trade. The learners will then need to examine the allegations of child slavery in the chocolate trade and in doing so confront the dilemma of how to become an ethical consumer. They will present their conclusions in either a newspaper article/formal letter/ PowerPoint or consumer guide

Grade: 8-11

Resources Required: Internet access, Lesson Plans (downloadable below)

Key Concepts & Skills: Fair trading, Value of Resources, Ethical Consumption

Duration: 2 X 1-hour lessons

Level of teacher facilitation: Moderate

Curriculum links: Social Sciences - Geography

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