ERIC Number: ED137218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Teaching about Food and Hunger: 33 Activities. Environmental Education Series, Volume 1.
Otero, George G.; Smith, Gary R.
Thirty-three supplementary teaching activities are provided to complement existing curricula related to food. Content covers food production and distribution, nutrition, food shortages, food habits, meal planning, and other topics appropriate for secondary and adult programs. Although the objectives are varied for each lesson, taken as a whole they emphasize discovery skills, values and values clarification, and knowledge of food issues and related concepts. Teaching strategies include discussion based on starter activities, simulation, role playing, and use of community resources. Each activity specifies objectives, teaching time, materials, procedures, evaluation, and further suggestions. Most of the materials are handouts, which are appended. For example, an activity stressing awareness, values, and critical thinking makes use of a personal food survey to help students determine personal and community eating patterns. Another activity emphasizes values, nutrition, and food distribution through student documentation of food waste within their homes. Global issues of poverty, malnutrition, and disease are also studied. Two bibliographies identify 20 organizations with information on food and hunger and 32 food resources such as books, kits, and journals. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bibliographies, Class Activities, Community Resources, Concept Teaching, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Food, Global Approach, Hunger, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Values
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Note: Pages 88, 89, 93, 103, 106-9, 125 of the original document are copyrighted and therefore not available. They are not included in the pagination