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Inequality / Poverty / Root causes of inequality /
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Root causes lesson It’s important to explore look at the root causes of broad issues of poverty, injustice and inequality-asking the question ‘Why?’ and digging a little bit deeper with students is an important part of Global Citizenship Education. It helps students make connections with their own lives but also gives them a good sense of the types of action …

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Fairtrade / Trade & Economic Growth / Trade Justice /
Subjects: Business Studies / Citizenship / CSPE / Economics / Geography

The World Trade Game or the Trading Game is one of the most effective simulation games to enable students realise the inequality of the world trading system. There are several versions but they all have the same aim. It’s always important to debrief after this game properly. WorldTradeGame-2 trading_game_intro_to_the_game_tcm16-28864 trading_game_leaders_instructions_tcm16-28865 trading_game_after_the_game_tcm16-28867

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Tax & Trade / Trade & Economic Growth / Trade Justice /
Subjects: Business Studies / Citizenship / CSPE / Economics / Geography

One of the root causes of poverty, inequality and injustice in the world is unfair trade. In this resource, learners will explore some of the perspectives of people in countries effected by unfair trade, and examines how individuals have overcome barriers to forming successful businesses. Learners will get the chance to consider the options available in seeking ways to combat …

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