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Title: Finding Solutions to Hunger


Summary

Students will research and discuss the root causes of hunger in the world, learning to take meaningful action to create a more just and sustainable world.


Description

 

Finding Solutions to Hunger is a project in which students of all ages begin to understand the root causes of hunger in the world and to take meaningful action for its elimination. Aligned with the second UN Sustainable Development Goal, to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, students of all ages, grade levels and English speaking/writing skills bring their strengths and ideas into collaboration with another to find solutions.

Partnered with KIDS (http://www.kidscanmakeadifference.org), an educational program for students, teachers are provided with an optional series of adaptable activities and lessons. They are also supported with resources to create independent lessons of their own that best address the learning needs of their students.

To take action against hunger in the world, through understanding and action, is the ultimate goal. Building a network of collaboration, shared knowledge and service happens over time as students study the following concepts, among others, through reading, artistic expression, digital media and writing and reflecting.


More Information


Facilitators

  • Mary Brownell, United States
  • Jane and Larry Levine, United States

Languages

English

Student Age Levels

5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)

Dates

Sep 01 2018 - Jul 01 2019

Possible classroom activities

The project offers many classroom activities, lessons and resources geared to Primary, Middle and High School students. Each of these activities can be completed simultaneously by different teachers, the goal then being to post reflections and learning to the project forum. Subsequent activities would be based on shared student ideas and the needs of curricular and school needs. Posted to the forum are Topic Folders for each level of learning. 

 

 


Expected outcomes

1. To deepen shared understanding of hunger and its root causes through shared reflections (factual, narrative, photo, art, music, video) on the project forum.

2. To determine the hunger needs of children and adults across differing cultures and  countries.

3. To take steps of action based on new knowledge to help eradicate hunger in communities  worldwide.

4. Publicize student understanding using whatever forms are best available for students in their different school communities.

5. Collaborate among students of all participating nations as they build a foundation of shared goals to end hunger.


Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

Participants will become inspired with compassion and hope about finding solutions to hunger. They will understand that hunger is not about scarcity. It is about distribution. By working together, they can eliminate forces that undermine self-reliance and create a more just and sustainable world with equitable sharing of resources.

SDGs:

2 - Zero Hunger

3 - Good Health & Wellbeing

10 - Reduced Inequalities

12 - Responsible Consumption & Production


Curriculum area

Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Economics, Geography

 

 


FAQ

Q.  Where are specific resources located to help with lessons and actvities for students and teaches? 

A.  Resources are located in folders labeled by Topics for Primary, Middle and High School Students. You will find the links below:

     
https://forums.iearn.org/iearn-projects-space/categories/g81-finding-solutions-to-hunger


Related links

Kids Can Make a Difference          http://www.kidscanmakeadifference.org/

Student Outcomes                          http://kidscanmakeadifference.org/iearn/student-outcomes

Video Resources                             http://kidscanmakeadifference.org/2011-08-12-08-02-35/videos

Subscribe to KIDS Newsletter        http://kidscanmakeadifference.org/newsletter/subscribe

Why Hunger                                    http://www.whyhunger.org/

Heifer International                         http://www.heifer.org/

Kiva International                            http://www.kiva.org/

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