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December 3, 2020

Tax and Trade, Thematic Workshop, Dec 3rd 2020

Age Group:
Junior Cycle / Senior Cycle / Transition Year
  • Global Goals
  • Tax & Trade
  • Tax Justice
  • Trade
  • Trade Justice
  • Business Studies
  • CSPE
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Politics and Society

Event Date

December 3, 2020

Event Time



Tax and Trade Workshop

This workshop offers input and advice on the exploration of the global justice issue of ‘Tax and Trade’ in post-primary school.

Workshop Resources

Video Recording

The recording provides:

  • Input from Financial Justice Ireland on the global justice issue of ‘Tax and Trade’.
  • Practical advice on how to explore ‘Tax and Trade’ through WWGS 6 step programme (approach, good resources, videos, ideas for raising awareness and taking meaningful actions etc).
  • Input from Rachel McEntee, Maths, Business and Economics teacher on how they took a thematic approach to ‘Tax and Trade’.

You can find the recording of the workshop here.


Tips on teaching Tax and Trade topics in class

Rachel McEntee, Maths, Business and Economics teacher gave some great advice that you can see on the recordings but she added some more top tips here:

  • If the trading game is too much for people starting out, you could try the unequal distribution of resources with sweets/biscuits.
  • I also like the ranking activity in How The World Works 2
  • A challenge is maybe not knowing as much of the history before starting out on activities.
  • I think there are plenty of opportunities to link with Technology subjects too.
  • CBA2 ideas for Business from my own class(to be narrowed down):
  • How ethical are MNCs?
  • Fast fashion-local v multinational and sustainability
  • The difference between the role of men and women in business (not tax and trade)
  • Advantages and disadvantages of sugar tax
  • Impact of MNCs on an economy
  • Why are some products more expensive?
  • How will Brexit affect trade?

WWGS lists of resources

Resource sheets on Global Goal 17:

In the links above you can find lots of links that are mentioned in the workshop.