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Our teaching materials about food, electronics, cotton and subvertisements include many types of exercises for secondary and upper secondary schools. You can download and combine the most suitable materials for your group: you can run a subvertisement workshop about food or electronics, play the electronics industry board game (not so)Smartphone or run a drama workshop about cotton.


The presentations and plans of the workshops are ready-to-use lesson plans for teaching.  The slides include exercices for students. You can run a whole workshop or choose individual slides for your class. It is recommended to download the presentation powerpoint: in the comments you can find more information and practical tips.

Getland – A playful experience to learn sustainable thinking

Getland is a board game for youth about circular economy and responsible consumption. You can find and download all the game materials here. 

Subvertisement workshops

A guide to running a subvertisement workshop

Teaching media literacy

Teaching media literacy & geographies of consumption is a guide to running a subvertisement workshop for comprehensive schools or groups of older students. In the workshop, you critically analyse advertisements, ask questions of world trading relations that bring products into your lives, and use this knowledge to make and present your own ad parodies, subvertisements. What does an advertisement tell you and what does it leave untold? What are subvertisements and how can you use them in teaching and making an impact?

Read and download the guide pdf

Global Meal: subvertisement workshop about food

Global Meal is a workshop about food that includes a presentation, animation pictures and exercises with a subvertisement gallery that you can print.

Download the presentation powerpoint

Food is a familiar, daily and personal act. At the same time, the production has many environmental, social and ethical impacts, which can be examined through interpreting and making subvertisements. The Global Meal materials were co-developed with the Association of Biology and Geography Teachers of Finland, BMOL ry, in 2017-2018.

Phones and subvertising: subvertisement workshop about electronics

Phones and subvertising is a workshop about electronics that includes a presentation, photos and exercises with a subvertisement gallery that you can print.

Download the presentation powerpoint

Photos and maps

In teaching about the global electronics industry, you can also use

Electronics industry board game

(not so)Smartphone is a board game for youth and young adults about the responsibility of world trade and business along the life cycle of electronics.

Download the game and read more!

Drama Workshop about the Global Trade of Cotton

In a cotton drama workshop, students learn about the global impacts and inequality of global cotton production by using drama characters and methods. The workshop includes drama exercises such as ‘Take a step’, still photographs about the characters lives’ as well as creating statements signs.

Download the workshop plan pdf

Photos, maps and subvertisements about clothes

In teaching about the global textile industry, you can also use

Other materials and tips for Global Citizenship Education in Finland: