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ERIC Number: EJ775209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
Beyond the Canned Food Drive
Neal, Brandi
Teaching Tolerance, n32 p32-37 Fall 2007
In this article, the author discusses how some educators are turning to service-learning projects for charitable activities--and helping to foster connections between students and the human beings they aim to serve. The author highlights a program called Kids Can Make a Difference, also known simply as KIDS, as an example of how to turn food drives into vehicles for social change. The KIDS curriculum provides lesson plans that examine the underpinnings of hunger and poverty, followed by age-appropriate community service activities. The program encourages children to talk about hunger in their own communities, teach their families and friends what they've learned, and organize workshops for other classrooms and schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A