ERIC Number: ED429884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Finding Solutions to Hunger: Kids Can Make a Difference. A Sourcebook for Middle and Upper School Teachers.
This manual engages young people in the task of helping save their less fortunate peers from hunger and starvation. The activities give students the knowledge to take action on the causes of hunger and their capacity to change the world. Global hunger, caused by the economic and social forces that result in a billion people going to bed hungry on a planet that produces more than enough food is a mystery to most adults. Explanations of global hunger are usually too simple and often wrong. The manual is based on the belief that children can be helped to understand the real causes of hunger and learn to change them. Each lesson leads the student through exercises that teach such things as the pain of hunger, the importance of food, the inequitability of its distribution, the curious lack of relationship between hunger and population density, and the links between poverty, hunger, joblessness, and homelessness in the U.S. and elsewhere. Throughout the lessons, students are asked to read and write, calculate and analyze, role play, and figure out solutions to the problems of global hunger. The manual contains 25 lessons and is divided into three units: (1) "What Is Hunger?"; (2) "Why Are People Hungry?"; and (3) "What Can We Do to Help End Hunger?" (BT)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Hunger, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Poverty, Secondary Education, Social Action, Social Studies, Units of Study, World Problems
NECA, P.O. Box 73038, Washington, DC 20056 ($22).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: World Hunger Year, New York, NY.