Buckets of Bucks for World Hunger
Through literature and simulation, learners gain an understanding of the concept of hunger and what they can do about it. Students learn about nutrition and counting money as they define hunger and collect loose change to donate to an organization of their choice. Students create "Stop Hunger Buckets" and initiate a school-wide collection of loose change. The proceeds are donated to a nonprofit organization that feeds people who are hungry.
The learners will analyze what it means to be hungry, why people are hungry around the world, and what they can do. They define vocabulary, explore some statistics through a simulation, and come to a consensus on an organization to partner with for a fundraising project.
In this the lesson the students learn basic facts about nutrition. They design "Stop Hunger Buckets" for the purpose of collecting coins to donate to a nonprofit organization. They create posters to inform other students about hunger and the fundraising campaign. The students write journal reflections.
Students collect donations, continue to motivate and inspire the other classes, and share information about the organization and how the money collected will be used. The students sort and count the money and chart the collections by classroom and by day or week. The teacher creates graphs from the collected data and students analyze and interpret the data. They record and publicize their progress toward the fundraising goal. Students reflect on what they have learned and demonstrate the impact of the fundraising project (on themselves and the people they helped).