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close this bookExploding the Hunger Myths - High School Curriculum (FF, 1987, 173 p.)
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Open this folder and view contentsLesson 1: Hunger awareness
Open this folder and view contentsLesson 2: Is scarcity the problem?
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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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Action ideas handout


The lessons in this curriculum are just a springboard. You have the power to become experts on the subject of hunger! Some good places to begin are:

· BOOK World Hunger: Twelve Myths, by Frances Moore Lappnd Joseph Collins
· MAGAZINES Food Monitor, from World Hunger Year Seeds, from the Seeds organization

List other resources on this topic.



People all over the world are working together to fight poverty, injustice, and hunger. Some ways you can join them are:

· Join local cooperatives and social justice organizations
· Support consumer boycotts against industries
· Raise funds for local, national, and international organizations that work to fight hunger
· Start your own group to work to end hunger

Your ideas for ways to join others:



You already know more about hunger than many people. You can become a teacher with the knowledge you have. Ways to teach others are:

· Give presentations at school or to community organizations

· Make your own video or put together an art exhibit on the topic and show it in your community

· View slideshows and videos on the topic, then show them to other people

Note other ideas for educating people about hunger



Public officials report that they often receive very few letters on important issues, so every letter makes a difference. People in business and industry are often resonsive to letters, phone calls, and petitions. Addresses of public officials:

PRESIDENT ___________________________________________________________________________
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

House Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

(Your state capitol)

Addresses of local officials can often be found in the phone book under the name of your city, county, or state, or under United States Government. Addresses of businesses or industries can often be obtained from the labels of products. People you want to write to: