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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 (Kids Can Make A Difference) 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

  • Danielle Pugh, United States

Languages

English

Student Age Levels

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

Dates

Sep 01 2021 - Jun 15 2022 (ongoing)

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 share reflections and learning to the project forum in whatever ways are best for each particpating teacher. Included in the forum the following flexible Topic Folders:   

1. Hunger Now: 20 Adapted Lessons For Learning 2020-2021

2. Primary Student Activities & Lessons

3. What Do We Know About Hunger?

4. Hunger Awareness Meal: Eating The Way The World Eats

5. What We Can Do To Help

6. Films and Documentaries for Middle and High School Students

7. Resources for Student Independent Study


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:

Students will begin to understand that the root causes of hunger are not soley defined by scarcity, but also about distribution. Students will have the opportunity to practice strategies for creating a more just and sustainable world with equitable sharing of resources.

Finding Solutions to Hunger is aligned with the United Nations Goal 2: Zero Hunger

From the UN:
"Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.

A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 795 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.

The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication."

 


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. Within the Topci Folders, activiies  for Primary, Middle and High School students are clearly dentified. 


Related links

Kids Can Make a Difference

KIDS Student Outcomes                                                                    

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Why Hunger                                                                                                                                         

Heifer International                                                                                                            

Kiva International     


Attachments

98923_WHO_IS_HUNGRY_IN_OUR_WORLD_Activity.pdf Who is hungry? Activity Plan
98924_Seed_Comparison.pdf Seed Comparison Activity Plan
98925_What_Can_We_Do_To_Help_Hunger_Activity.pdf What can we do to help? Activity Plan