Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Teach New Fair Trade Unit Valentine's Day, Win Chocolate!

Sweet Smarts

New Fair Trade curriculum!

Global Exchange is delighted to announce our new Fair Trade curriculum!


  • ready-to-use lesson plans
  • inquiry- and experiential-based learning consistent with best practices in teaching
  • satisfies state teaching standards in every discipline
  • kids learn they have the power to make a global impact AND
  • it's fun!  Fair Trade cocoa will stimulate your students' interest in learning!

The curriculum is the outcome of a unique partnership between Global Exchange and teacher candidates at Evergreen State College's Master in Teaching program who authored inventive lesson plans.

Book and unit downloadable at www.globalexchange.org/cocoa

Second Annual National Valentine's Day of Action:  3,000 for Fair Trade!!!

Last year, educators nationwide educated nearly 2,000 kids about Fair Trade through Global Exchange's National Valentine's Day of Action.  

This year, will you help us reach 3,000?

Win a fabulous Fair Trade chocolate prize!

Educators (including teachers, youth group leaders, faith-based programs, etc):  

Teach the curriculum in your classroom anytime between now and Valentine's Day and you will be entered into a prize drawing to win over $75 worth of Fair Trade chocolate and educational materials!*

Forward this email to every educator you know today, while teachers are planning their spring lessons.  Educators enter the name of the person who referred them when they download the curriculum by February 13, which will enter you into a prize drawing to win over $40 worth of Fair Trade gifts.

Receive real Fair Trade Organic cocoa beans!

Teachers who sign up to participate in the National Valentine's Day of Action will receive cocoa beans to use during the unit….only while our limited supplies last, so sign up soon!**

*To be entered, email the following information to fairtrade@globalexchange.org by February 13.  

Include in the body of your email:

  • Your name
  • School name
  • Mailing address (please indicate whether it is your mailing address or the school's)
  • Phone
  • Number of children in your classroom
  • Grade level
  • Dates that you plan to teach the curriculum

In order to be eligible, participating educators must also postmark or email the curriculum evaluation at the end of the unit by February 21.

**Due to limited supplies, teachers who received cocoa beans last year - please reuse your cocoa beans again this year.

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