In Year 5/6, we have been thoroughly enjoying our Geography topic on ‘Trade’. We have been learning about the history of trade and bartering as well as gaining a good understanding of what imports and exports are and what we as a country trade in.
After this, we specifically looked at what ‘Fairtrade’ is and investigated the country of El Salvador as an example of how fair trade works in the real world.
As part of our investigation, we also developed our mapping skills by learning about topographical maps. We looked at a range of different maps and discussed their importance and usage before creating our very own! We then related this back to the country of El Salvador to see how having an understanding of these types of maps would help us get a better grasp of a particular country’s physical geography!