Food Program Research

Grades: 
6, 7, 8
Keywords & Concepts: 

Students will research a food program and write an essay.

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Duration 
Print2 hours
Objectives 

Students will:

  • complete research on their assigned food program.
  • write an essay that shares the work and effectiveness of the program.
Materials 

computers for research and typing

Instructions

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  1. Assign the various federal food programs to individual students to research:

    • supplemental food program for women, infants and children
    • SNAP
    • national school breakfast program
    • national school lunch program
    • summer food program
    • emergency food program
  2. Students write a paper that includes the following:

    • the program’s establishment, target population and services offered
    • the rate and effectiveness in reducing hunger/poverty
    • the roadblocks to eligibility and access
    • a summary view on whether or not this is an effective program and why
Assessment 

See rubric for essay assessment guidelines.