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West Africa: Slavery in the Chocolate Industry

Although slavery is no longer legal there are still millions of people living in slavery today. One place and industry where slaves still exist is the cocoa ...

 

The world's leading producer of cocoa is Côte d'Ivoire and dirty secret is that slavery is commonplace on cocoa plantations in West Africa.    Children are smuggled from countries such as Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso and then are placed on remote, isolated plantations.  While statistics are all guesstimates, this video is purporting that 35% of the world's chocolate is produced by slave labor (I've seen higher estimates).  What factors lead to this horrific condition?  How is this a geographic issue?    


Via Seth Dixon
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Not so much for the children but interesting none the less.

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John Nieuwendyk's curator insight, December 17, 2014 5:03 PM

I was not aware that slavery is still not unusual in cocoa plantation in West Africa. It sickens me because nations all around the world consume chocolate produced under slave labor. 

AnthonyAcosta/NoahMata's curator insight, April 8, 2015 1:36 PM

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Chocolate is a very known thing in first world countries and is not known for what is needed to make it. So in Africa they smuggle children from various places in Africa and force them to labor for cocoa beans and work on plantations. Many young children near there   Teen ages are taken and put through labor for most of there young lives.

Martin Kemp's curator insight, December 17, 2015 3:13 PM

i mainly find it amazing that slavery is still so commonplace in parts of the world. whether it is "illegal" or not is irrelivent in these parts of the world and child labor and slavery is such a dominating force in labor.

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Amazing Handwriting Worksheet Maker

Automatically make stunning handwriting worksheets saving you hours of time! Choose from all common printing styles including Block Print - D'Nealian Style - and Cursive Connected Letters.
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This links to a great website that creates handwriting worksheets. The best part is that you can type the words or sentences that link to your learning topics.

 

1. Choose your font. A colleague of mine uses D’Nealian style.

2. Choose words, sentence or paragraph.

3. Use the Grey box on the left to give the page a heading, type the text, choose the line widths, paper layout and colour.

4. Click print to print the sheet.

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46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students

46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students | Useful teaching links | Scoop.it
Katie and I can't cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Luckily, there are dozens of other sites specifically devoted to education app reviews for teachers and students.

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Dawn Matheson's comment, May 20, 2013 8:29 AM
wow! This is super.
Terry Doherty's curator insight, May 20, 2013 8:32 AM

For those who want eductional products, but don't know how to "decide what's best," bookmark this one!

alice joan's comment, May 20, 2013 9:39 AM
wow,nice app
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iPads in Education- Examples from the Classroom

Let's look at the way we use iPads in the classroom. Are there merely a tool to automate traditionally taught tasks?

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15 Great Video Sites for Educators

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Some very good video sites for teachers...


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Bnahha Langarika's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:10 PM

Para aprender mas!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:42 PM

edgalaxy.com has a tag line 'cool stuff for nerdy teachers' this is me all over. Great videos worth spending the time having a look.

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, May 26, 2013 5:55 AM

The video sites  will broaden the scope of choices for educators striving to develop materials for students.

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Top 50 Maths Mini Plenaries Ideas To Use In An Outstanding Maths Lesson

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West Africa: Slavery in the Chocolate Industry

Although slavery is no longer legal there are still millions of people living in slavery today. One place and industry where slaves still exist is the cocoa ...

 

The world's leading producer of cocoa is Côte d'Ivoire and dirty secret is that slavery is commonplace on cocoa plantations in West Africa.    Children are smuggled from countries such as Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso and then are placed on remote, isolated plantations.  While statistics are all guesstimates, this video is purporting that 35% of the world's chocolate is produced by slave labor (I've seen higher estimates).  What factors lead to this horrific condition?  How is this a geographic issue?    


Via Seth Dixon
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Not so much for the children but interesting none the less.

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John Nieuwendyk's curator insight, December 17, 2014 5:03 PM

I was not aware that slavery is still not unusual in cocoa plantation in West Africa. It sickens me because nations all around the world consume chocolate produced under slave labor. 

AnthonyAcosta/NoahMata's curator insight, April 8, 2015 1:36 PM

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Chocolate is a very known thing in first world countries and is not known for what is needed to make it. So in Africa they smuggle children from various places in Africa and force them to labor for cocoa beans and work on plantations. Many young children near there   Teen ages are taken and put through labor for most of there young lives.

Martin Kemp's curator insight, December 17, 2015 3:13 PM

i mainly find it amazing that slavery is still so commonplace in parts of the world. whether it is "illegal" or not is irrelivent in these parts of the world and child labor and slavery is such a dominating force in labor.

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GTAV AC:G F to Y2 - Exploring local and more distant places

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Foundation-People live in places Year 1-Places have distinctive features

Year 2-People are connected to many places

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