Trade Activity

60 Minutes | All | Indoors

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Trade Activity

60 Minutes | All | Indoors

  • Activity sheet 1
  • Selection of goods
  • Atlases
  • Large world map (preferably Peters Projection)
  • Paper and colour pencils
  • Scissors

  1. To get a better understanding of our dependence on imported products in our everyday lives
  2. To show that many of the items we buy are made from raw materials which are imported from countries in the South
  3. Gather members of your household to do this activity
  4. Go for a hunt around the kitchen, what ‘goods’ can you find that have been grown overseas
  5. You are looking for items such as rice, sugar, cotton wool, tea, flowers, bananas, oranges, Orange juice, chocolate, sweetcorn, tinned fruit etc
  6. Display on a table and discuss the following;
  7. Where do they think these items originally came from? Is this the same as where they were made/manufactured? (Look it up on the package if pupils are unsure)
  8. Do they know where this country is? Give clues or let them look it up in an atlas and map it on a big world map
  9. Match the Facts – Now print the activity sheets out
  10. Using Activity Sheet 1 match the items to their country of origin
  11. Then place the items on the map
  12. Cut out the symbols on Activity Sheet 2, using an atlas or google earth work out where they are produced and place the symbols on the world map
  13. Think about the items on the table:-
  14. Do all of the items come from countries south of the equator?
  15. Which of the items come from more than one country?
  16. Ask them to find other countries where these items come from

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