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The chocolate trade game

Trace the journey of the cocoa bean from tree to chocolate bar

Age: 9+ / Youth group (11-18)

Many people find chocolate delicious and irresistible. But where does it come from and what happens between the cocoa tree and the chocolate bar?

Discover the difficulties workers in the chocolate trade face by exploring the lives of Ghanaian cocoa farmers.

This game also highlights the positive part that trade can play in communities that are developing their economies.

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The chocolate trade game instructions

Instructions for teachers on how to play the chocolate trade game.

The chocolate trade game activity sheet

A series of introductory activities about chocolate trade.

The chocolate trade: role play

A series of role-play cards about the chocolate trade industry.

The chocolate trade: cocoa in Ghana

Further information on Ghana and fair-trade chocolate which can be used as an addition to the chocolate trade game.

The chocolate trade: follow-up discussion

Questions about chocolate trade to encourage discussion and help clarify what has been learnt from the chocolate trade game.