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close this bookExploding the Hunger Myths - High School Curriculum (FF, 1987, 173 p.)
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View the documentPretest: What do you think?
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Open this folder and view contentsLesson 1: Hunger awareness
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Open this folder and view contentsLesson 3: Are there too many people?
Open this folder and view contentsLesson 4: Is technology the answer?
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Open this folder and view contentsLesson 6: Will more foreign aid help end hunger?
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View the documentGlossary
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View the documentAbout the institute for food and development policy


Many people have helped make this curriculum a reality. First, I would like to thank Ann Kelly, Publications Director for the Institute for Food and Development Policy, who took on the coordination of the project at a difficult time and kept up the work to see it through. Susan Olson of the Institute made invaluable contributions to the content of the lessons, organized the Resource Guide and Glossary, and coordinated the promotion campaign for the book.

I owe great thanks to the entire staff of the Institute for the honor of an internship and for the continuing moral support that helped the project along. Frances Moore Lappelped me hone my ideas and develop the teacher background sections more clearly, in addition to being a continuing inspiration for the entire project. Medea Benjamin read over and commented on early drafts of the project and provided important initial assistance.

Interns Katie Daniels, Heather Powers, Katy Hickman, Holly Grant, and Susan Fernandois gave freely of their ideas, feedback, and word processing skills. Jessica Pitt and Susan Galleymore assisted in gathering information. Donna Kelley organized many of these interns and has proved to be of continuous help throughout the project.

Gretta Goldenman was the initial driving force behind the high school curriculum and served in the early stages as coordinator, brainstormer, and editor. Without Gretta, this project would not have gotten past the first summer's work. Julia Rosenbaum was the supervisor of early field testing and was instrumental in getting the early work out to teachers.

Laurie Rubin, author of the Food First Curriculum (for grade school), worked on preliminary editing and helped me formulate and clarify procedures for many of the activities.

Tom Hampson of Church World Service's Office on Global Education, Jonathan Fox, Hector Ramos, Andrew Wirth, Ann Clark, and Rachel Schurman gave critical feedback and review of the material. In Illinois, teaching colleagues Ed Dole, Heather Young, and Frank Lipousky gave me ideas and comments along the way. Charlotte Sky and John Sullivan contributed freely of their ideas and were a great source of encouragement. My husband, John Pharo, was a source of ideas, writing help, and moral support from the beginning to the completion of this project.

I am indebted to Gaen Murphree for copyediting the manuscript and adding consistency to the lessons. Frieda Werden was a tireless proofreader and editorial consultant whose encyclopedic knowledge was invaluable in the very crucial final steps of production. Constance King, Mara Murray, and Tumikia Watu all lent their tremendous artistic and design talents to the project.