Fair Trade Towns Deliberation (High School)

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  • Last updated: April 11, 2024
  • Grade level: High School (9-12)
  • Theme(s): Not set
  • Issue Area(s): International
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Not set
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This high-school-level deliberation activity asks the following question: Should our community become a Fair Trade Town?

It includes a deliberation reading, glossary, visual, quotes, and recommended additional resources on the topic. It also includes handouts that guide students through the deliberation process from planning to reflection.

Note: This is a high school-level resource (reading level grade 10). A middle school-level version (reading level grade 7.5-9) is also available.


Deliberation teaches people how to discuss controversial issues by carefully considering multiple perspectives and searching for consensus. In preparation for deliberations, all participants read common, balanced background information on the issue. During the discourse, they offer arguments for each position on a contested public issue, first drawing from the text and then bringing in their own experiences.

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This deliberation was developed with financial support from the Longview Foundation (www.longviewfdn.org).

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