How would you describe a fair world?
What steps can 8th grade students take to create a fairer world for everyone?
We all have the right to live in a safe, tolerant and peaceful world. We must strive to make sure everyone has access to basic necessities such as food, water and healthcare. We must work together to fight inequality, injustice and intolerance in our societies.
The Fair World We Live In
Human Rights: The basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled, often held to include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law. Social Justice: The fair and proper administration of laws conforming to the natural law that all persons, of whatever race, religion or sex, are equal before the law. Equality: The state of being equal, especially in status, rights and opportunities.
World Fair Trade Day is celebrated on the second Saturday in May each year. The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is an accredited international organization representing the fair trade movement across the world. Fairtrade products are available in more than 120 countries and are sold in more than 1.65 million shops worldwide.
Did you know?
What is the difference between Fair Trade and traditional trade?
What are some examples of inequality in our world today?
What can you do to promote fairness and equality in your own community?
How can you ensure that the products you buy are fair to animals and the environment?
Brain break: Draw a unicorn flying with a cupcake in its mouth.
What is Fair Trade?
- A trading partnership based on dialogue, transparency and respect
- A trade embargo against developing nations
- A system that promotes unfair competition
What is the goal of Fair Trade?
- To ensure fair wages and safe working conditions for producers in developing countries
- To maximize profits for corporations at any cost
- To promote exploitation of workers in developing countries
Which types of products can be certified as Fair Trade?
- Coffee, tea, cocoa
- Cars, airplanes, trucks
- Books, newspapers, magazines
What percentage of the world's coffee production is Fair Trade certified?
Work together in pairs: What do you think should be done to ensure that all people around the world live with fairness and equality?