Students view pictures of families from around the world with the food that they eat in a week. They discuss how cultural and regional differences affect food. They analyze a healthy diet and reflect on whether the nutritional needs of families are an issue of the common good. They assess their own food choices and address a food/health related issue or need, locally or globally.
Focus Question: How might individuals and society address the issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and their underlying causes?
Three 45-Minute Sessions, plus time to plan and carry out a service project
The learner will:
Students design a service project around an issue related to diet, food, and hunger that exists in the community and the world (may include obesity, famine, fast food, school lunch choices, carbon footprint of processing and food transportation, etc.).
Menzel, Peter, and Faith D'Alusio. Hungry Planet. Publisher: Material World (September 1, 2007) ISBN-10: 0984074422, ISBN-13: 978-0984074426 or Time Magazine images from Hungry Planet: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1626519,00.html
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