Economics 22: Plowsharing Crafts: Making a Difference around the World


Plowsharing Crafts in University City is part of the growing Fair Trade Mission to help artisans and tradespeople in developing countries.  Facing challenges as a brick and mortar store, the volunteer-run store created by a member of the Mennonite church often takes its good into the community via churches and on the internet.  We talk with volunteers about what drives them to continue this mission and show off some of the unique items including finger pupped, hand-carved elephants and paper products made from Elephant dung.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tool 704: Independent Research Activity--Agents of Change

Download this teacher tool for a research activity related to creating a business plan for their new enterprise focused on social entrepreneurship. This activity accompanies the following videos: Economics-20, Economics-21, Economics-22.