ERIC Number: ED250242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Food First Curriculum: An Integrated Curriculum for Grade 6.
This integrated social studies curriculum helps grade 6 students learn the paths of the food they eat from farm to table, the roots of hunger here and abroad, and how they can act locally on a global problem. Focusing on the social science aspects of the food system, 35 lessons (50 class hours) designed to be used once or twice a week throughout the school year are provided. Following an introduction, Unit I adds a global perspective to the curriculum, helps provide students with a deeper understanding and acceptance of human differences, and helps students learn creative methods of group problem solving. In Unit II, students study where food comes from, who grows it, and forces affecting it by participating in a variety of activities aimed at acquainting them with farms and farmers. Unit III clarifies student's understanding of the food system by focusing on how and by whom food is processed, packaged, transported, advertised, and sold. Unit IV deals with the root causes of world hunger and provides lessons designed to help children explore why people are hungry in a world of plenty. Unit V looks at the poor and hungry of our own country. Unit VI concludes the curriculum with a positive approach to problem solving as students plan practical steps for making changes happen at a local level. For each activity, a lesson description, related subjects, objectives, materials, step-by-step procedures, possible modifications, and student materials are provided. The guide concludes with an annotated reference list of over 65 resources. (LH)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Food, Global Approach, Grade 6, Hunger, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Social Studies
Institute for Food and Development Policy, 1885 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 ($12.00, plus 15% postage and handling). For a related document, see ED 191 751.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Institute for Food and Development Policy, San Francisco, CA.