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close this bookExploding the Hunger Myths - High School Curriculum (FF, 1987, 173 p.)
close this folderLesson 8: Working together for change
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View the documentActivity 1: Brainstorming ways to end hunger
View the documentActivity 2: Letting people know how you feel
View the documentActivity 3: Food and hunger in your community
View the documentActivity 4: Fighting hunger in your community
View the documentActivity 5: Teaching others about hunger

Activity 5: Teaching others about hunger

Students will design and conduct an educational program about a hunger-related topic.


· To discuss the role of education in ending hunger
· To discuss educational activities students can conduct and to target an audience for their program
· To organize an educational program
· To present their program to a group


· Suggested Activities for Educating about Hunger (chart)


Student participation


1. Begin by explaining to students that they are capable of being teachers as well as students. Discuss how education can help end hunger. Ask students to suggest something they would like to teach someone about hunger. Ask students to think of an audience they would like to reach. Have them list possible projects.

2. Compile on the board a chart of suggested teaching activities based on the topics the students suggested. Some possible topics, audiences, and program ideas are presented in the chart Suggested Activities for educating About Hunger.

3. After charting all of the suggestions offered by students, ask them to vote for one activity that they, as a group, would like to work on. Ask students to consider the amount of time their project will take and possible costs.

4. After the class has chosen an activity, help them outline what needs to be done to carry out the project. At this stage, students may find that they have bitten off more than they can chew. Suggest ways to simplify the activity, or let them go back and choose another activity.

5. Divide students into work groups to carry out various tasks. It is best to get students to volunteer for the groups they want to be in. However, you may want to steer students towards tasks in which their chance of success is greatest. For instance, a student with poor reading skills may be able to work on illustrations, photographs, or filming, or on organizing a presentation. A shy student could work more on research and play a smaller role in presentation.

6. After each group has completed its task, have the class meet to organize their program. This may take several hours of class time if they are going to produce visual aids or have to assemble teaching materials.

7. Help students conduct the program. At this point, you may have to arrange for rides, work with schedules, etc.

8. After the program, discuss how it went. What worked and what didn't work? How could it have been improved? Did the students accomplish their goals?

Suggested activities for educating about hunger