ERIC Number: ED399203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Why Is There Hunger in Africa? Nature Pleads "Not Guilty." A Curriculum Unit for Science and Social Studies Grades 7-12.
Boston, Jane; Commins, Stephen
This unit uses six activities to examine questions of world hunger as seen in an African context and the related policy issues. Each activity allows students to explore a case study demonstrating a factor that affects hunger and grapple with some of the challenges facing policymakers today. Students should come to understand the nature of hunger, its distribution in the world, and the complex factors creating conditions for hunger. The lessons include: (1) "How Does Conflict Affect Hunger?"; (2) "Hunger and Local Communities"; (3) "Hunger and Government Policies"; (4) "What Is the Relationship between the Natural Environment and Hunger?"; (5) "How Do Population Growth and Hunger Relate?"; (6) "How Do Foreign Aid and Structural Adjustment Policies Affect Hunger?"; and (7) "The Web of Hunger." A 24-item list of references conclude the document. (EH)
Descriptors: African History, African Studies, Area Studies, Developing Nations, Development, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Hunger, International Cooperation, International Relations, Multicultural Education, Poverty, Secondary Education, Social Studies, World History, World Problems
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Institute for International Studies (IIS), Littlefield Center, Room 14, Stanford University, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Africa