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2nd graders explaining what they learned about Fair Trade Chocolate.

2nd graders explaining what they learned about Fair Trade Chocolate.

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  • Fair Trade Chocolate By Class 2-221
  • Do you like chocolate?
  • Do you know where chocolate comes from?
  • Do you know how chocolate gets to you?
  • It takes many steps to make chocolate.
    • First, the cocoa pods have to be picked
    • Then they have to be opened and
    • the cocoa beans need to be removed.
    • Next the cocoa beans are put in a pile and
    • covered with a banana leaf
    • Then the beans are left out in the sun
    • to dry for 5-8 days
    • The beans are then packaged and sold
    • to chocolate companies
    • The beans are then shipped to
    • factories around the world
    • The beans are ground and then
    • made into chocolate
  • Growing chocolate is not easy work. Do you think chocolate farmers get paid a lot for their work? $ $ $ $ $ $
  •  
    • Did you know that children are used as slaves on chocolate farms?
    • They can’t go to school or the doctor and never get to play.
    • They also never get to taste the chocolate they worked so hard to make.
  • What is Fair Trade Chocolate?
  • Where can you find Fair Trade Chocolate?
  • Did you know that most big chocolate companies DO NOT use Fair Trade?
    • If chocolate does not have the Fair Trade logo on it, then it comes from a cocoa farm that uses slaves and children to harvest the cocoa.
    • Look for this logo to see if your
            • favorite chocolate bar is Fair Trade