One Planet, Two Worlds

Grades: 
6, 7, 8

Students will learn about the similarities and differences of the hunger situation in the two different classifications of countries: industrialized nations and developing nations.

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Duration 
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Objectives 

Students will:

  • compare and contrast the food situation in different types of countries.
  • differentiate between industrialized and developing nations.
Materials 
  • copy of “One planet, two worlds” lesson from Kempf, Stepahine. "Finding Solutions to Hunger." World Hunger Year, 1997. Web.
  • small items to represent food
  • country signs
  • industrialized/developing signs
Vocabulary 
  • industrialized nation
  • developing nation
Bibliography 

Kempf, Stepahine. "Finding Solutions to Hunger." World Hunger Year, 1997. Web.

Instructions

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  1. Students are grouped to represent designated areas of the world (either a developing or an industrialized country).

  2. Distribute a symbolic quantity of food according to availability of resources in the area of the world the students are from.

  3. Finish with discussion questions from the lesson.

Assessment 

Students write a reflection based on the activity and discussion.