ERIC Number: ED244898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Food and Population: A Global Concern [and] The Paradoxes of World Hunger.
Murphy, Elaine M.
Interchange, v12 n4 Dec 1983
Student and teacher materials are provided for a secondary unit on world hunger. The student materials are contained in a module entitled "Food and Population: A Global Concern," distributed with the newsletter "Interchange." The teacher materials are contained in the issue of the newsletter itself, subtitled "The Paradoxes of World Hunger." A reading for students deals with the following aspects of the relationship between the world food supply and population growth: how the human population became so large, the extent and location of world hunger, recent agricultural advances, the role of poverty and population growth, biological constraints on food production, the question of food aid versus development aid, and strategies for addressing world hunger problems. Ten charts and graphs illustrate population trends, population growth, vital statistics, world calorie consumption, and agricultural and food production statistics. The reading also includes a description of a new study of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. A 2-page resource section concludes the student materials. The accompanying teacher's guide introduces the main themes covered in the student reading and provides a variety of classroom activities to accompany student materials. Activities include an 18-item student check-up which may be used for pre- and posttests, class discussion, or evaluation; an exercise for interpreting tables within the student reading; suggestions for brainstorming and small group problem solving; a cartoon interpretation activity; a creative writing assignment; and a variety of topics for student research and debate. A 7-item teacher resource list is provided. (LP)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agricultural Trends, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Food, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Humanism, Hunger, Instructional Materials, International Programs, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Population Education, Population Trends, Poverty, Secondary Education, Units of Study, World Problems
Population Reference Bureau, 2213 M St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037 ($2.00 per set plus $1.00 postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.
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