Children learn about people around the world who experience food insecurity. They discuss what it feels like to be hungry and read about the work of soup kitchens and other efforts to bring food to people who are hungry.
Focus Question: How might individuals and society address the issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and their underlying causes?
Four 30-Minute Sessions, Plus time to carry out a service project
The learner will:
Children may work in a soup kitchen or hold a food drive to collect foods for a local charity or hold a fundraiser to collect money to donate to a food organization. They may develop a creative performance that raises awareness or teaches others about the issue.
Be sensitive to students in the class who might be experiencing food insecurity themselves.
DiSalvo-Ryan, DyAnne. Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen. NY: HarperCollins, 1997. ISBN-13: 978-0688152857
Feeding America--Scroll over the different states to see their hunger statistics and compare:
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
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