Global Health: Hunger and Food Around the World (6-8)

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Health and PE
Language Arts
Science
Social Studies
Library / Technology
Philanthropy
Issue Area: 
Global
Focus Question 

Focus Question: How might individuals and society address the issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and their underlying causes? 

Unit Overview 

Students assess their personal diets and view pictures of families around the world with the food they eat in a week. Through awareness and discussion, they view cultural and regional differences. They assess community and or world needs associated with food and health and plan and carry out a service project to address these needs.

Service Experience 
Students identify a need related to food insecurity and plan and carry out a service project related to that issue.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Global Health: Hunger and Food Around the World (6-8)
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students assess their personal diets and view pictures of families around the world with the food they eat in a week. Through awareness and discussion, they view cultural and regional differences. They discuss the health, cost, and distribution of food around the world.