This activity encourages students to consider where food comes from and how far it travels to get to their plate.
This activity examines a particular commodity to show the relative power/income imbalance within the production chain (from producer to retailer). Students critically reflect on the assumptions behind international trade and economic decision-making.
This activity is a fun way to introduce students to the challenges of the food trade and the idea that unequal resource distribution and power influence world trade. Students work cooperatively to earn their 'country' the most money producing food. Working in groups requires them to interact effectively, listen actively and negotiate.
Students are challenged to consider whether people should be charged for water.