Global Health: Hunger and Food Around the Globe (9-12)
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.
Students view images of families around the world and the food they eat in a week. They examine the similarities and differences in relation to different attributes, such as type of food, nutrition, cost, and quantity. Discussions of stereotype and diversity help students gain sensitivity to the strengths and needs of different people around the world.
Students explore the distance that food travels and compare the nutritional value, cost, and environmental sustainability of buying locally compared to buying foods that travel a long distance. They identify hunger as an issue of the common good.
Students reflect on questions related to global health and then brainstorm possible service projects related to food insecurity or global health. They plan and carry out a service project.