What Will You Bring to the Table? (9-12)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
Media / Technology
Mathematics
Issue Area: 
Hunger (poverty)
Focus Question 

What can a group of young people do to raise awareness and make a difference about hunger? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Students carry out a food simulation in which they discover that while there is enough food produced in the United States to feed everyone, access to food is not equal or fair. They investigate the issue of hunger locally and nationally and then plan a service project with the theme "What Will You Bring to the Table?" Students become aware that working together as a group and in partnership with nonprofit and community groups can help them make a difference as they advocate for some of the children in the United States who go to bed hungry.

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 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 people 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 people 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? (9-12)
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students carry out a food simulation in which they discover that while there is enough food produced in the United States to feed everyone, access to food is not equal or fair. They investigate the issue of hunger locally and nationally and then plan a service project with the theme "What Will You Bring to the Table?" Students become aware that working together as a group and in partnership with nonprofit and community groups can help them make a difference as they advocate for some of the children in the United States who go to bed hungry.

Focus Question: What can a group of young people do to raise awareness and make a difference about chidhood hunger?