Focus Question: How might individuals and society address the issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and their underlying causes?
Students learn about a nutritiously balanced diet. They discover that all over the world there are people who are not able to provide this to their families. The class participates in the Heifer International’s Read-to-Feed Program.
The learners will:
The students will raise money through pledges in order to purchase an animal for a needy family. Each student makes a commitment to read a certain number of books and gathers pledges from family and friends. When the students have read the books and collected the money, they will purchase the animal through the Read-to-Feed catalog. The gift will help the family be more self-sufficient. The students summarize the experience and respond by writing a letter to the family that received the animal.
This unit can be taught in conjunction with the Michigan Health Model: Grade 1, Phase V lesson.
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Albion Public Schools
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