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Trading trainers game

Age: 13+ / Youth group (11-18) The aim of this game is to help the players understand how it is still possible to be poor even if you work hard for a living. The game is set in an imaginary Latin American shanty town, where small family businesses are making training shoes to sell to the local market. Their aim is to make ends meet. However the country itself is in economic crisis and inflation is rocketing. How will they survive?

The chocolate trade: follow-up discussion

As with most simulation games, the follow-up discussion is in some ways the most important part and should not be left out. Use the following questions to start the discussion and to help clarify what has been learnt from the chocolate trade game.

The chocolate trade: cocoa in Ghana

Said to be the producer of the world’s finest cocoa, Ghana relies heavily on this commodity, which is its second most important export after gold. Find out more about Ghana and fair-trade chocolate.

The chocolate trade: role play

Your pupils can take on the role of a big chocolate company, a supermarket, a shopper, a journalist, cocoa farmers or a fair-trade chocolate company in this role-play activity. 

The chocolate trade game activity sheet

This activity highlights the fact that the major cocoa-producing countries are in the poorer South and the major chocolate-producing countries are in the richer North.

The chocolate trade game instructions

This simulation game looks at the experiences of Ghanaian cocoa farmers in the cocoa trading chain.