DAILY LESSON PLAN
Name: Elizabeth C. May Grade: 9-12
I. ITOPIC Fair Trade in a Global Economy
II. OBJECTIVES Students will define fair trade, estimate time spent and materials cost
of hand-made items to determine fair prices in Mexican pesos compared to the US
1. Traveling suitcase
3. Digital camera
4. Computer with Word
IV. TEACHING PROCEDURES
a. Introduction: What sets 3rd world countries apart from 1st world countries? How
can consumers make conscientious choices when purchasing imported goods?
How many products in your own home were made overseas? Did the person who
made that product receive enough pay to adequately feed, clothe and shelter a
family? We'll use some sample goods that were hand-made by some of our
neighbors south of the Rio Grande to determine what price tag should have been
on those products.
b. Developmental Activities: As the teacher introduces each item, students will list
the materials needed to produce the good and estimate the time spent making it.
They will also sketch and write the name of the artifact, its origin, and it's actual
price. Students will then estimate the cost of the materials and determine an
appropriate hourly rate of pay. They will design a brochure explaining why the
price is fair with a list of goods for sale and their fair trade prices.
c. Closure: Distribute brochures to the faculty and families to promote awareness of
fair trade shopping.
They will design a brochure explaining why the price is fair with a list of goods for
sale and their fair trade prices.
VI. ANTICIPATED TIME USE TEACHER ACTIVITY STUDENT ACTIVITY
Beginning review (:07) Field answers to Respond to introduction
Activity (:25) Show artifacts. List materials in each
product and estimate
time spent making it.
Estimate fair price and
a. FCAT W1, W2, W3, W4, W5
b. Sunshine State Standards
LA.B.2.4.4 The student writes to communicate ideas and information effectively.
VA.D.1.4.2 The student makes connections between the visual arts, other disciplines,
and the real world.
MA.A. 1.4.1, 2, and 3 The student understands the different ways numbers are
represented and used in the real world.
MA.A.2.4.2 The student understands number systems.
MA.A.3.4.1 The student understands the effects of operations on numbers and the
relationships among these operations, selects appropriate operations, and computes
for problem solving.
MA.B.3.4.1 The student estimates measurements in real-world problem situations.