What Will You Bring to the Table? (6-8)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
Media / Technology
Issue Area: 
Hunger (poverty)
Focus Question 

What is our responsibility to take action for the sake of children who are hungry? 

 

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Unit Overview 

In response to an activity involving unfair distribution of food, students explore what can be done to address the issue of child hunger in the United States. They conduct an investigation of hunger in the local community. Students join with a nonprofit organization and take action to address the issue of child hunger using the theme of "What Will You Bring to the Table?"

Service Experience 
The students design and carry out a service project called, "What Will You Bring to the Table?" The project involves taking action to address the issue of child hunger in their community through a food drive or awareness campaign. Part of the project involves decorating or building a table to raise awareness and encourage others to help children who are hungry. They may use a real table, a mural of a table, or a tablecloth set up in the lunchroom. They may be creative about their table and where it is displayed. The table may be a collection site for donations or a display that teaches others about the needs of children who are hungry. The table can also be a gathering place for conversations about hunger and what they can do to address the issue.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
What Will You Bring to the Table? (6-8)
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
6
7
8

In response to an activity involving unfair distribution of food, students explore what can be done to address the issue of child hunger in the United States. They conduct an investigation of hunger in the local community. Students join with a nonprofit organization and take action to address the issue of child hunger using the theme of "What Will You Bring to the Table?"

Focus Question: What is our responsibility to take action for the sake of children who are hungry?