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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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close this folderLesson 1: Hunger awareness
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View the documentActivity 1: If this class represented the world
View the documentActivity 2: Eating the way the world eats
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close this folderLesson 2: Is scarcity the problem?
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View the documentActivity 1: Diet diary
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close this folderLesson 3: Are there too many people?
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View the documentActivity 1: What is overpopulation?
View the documentActivity 2: Why do people have children?
close this folderLesson 4: Is technology the answer?
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View the documentActivity 1: Is more always better?
View the documentActivity 2: Technology on trial - One person's story
close this folderLesson 5: Rich world, poor world?
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View the documentActivity 1: Life on the farm
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View the documentActivity 3: Who suffers, who benefits?
close this folderLesson 6: Will more foreign aid help end hunger?
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View the documentActivity 1: Aid for whom? Aid for what?
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close this folderLesson 7: Can change happen?
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View the documentActivity 1: Brainstorming ways to end hunger
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Subject areas

· ART

(Activities below allow for drawing or illustrating. Other activities could also involve students making displays, collages, or exhibits.)

Lesson 1,

Activity 3: Images of Hunger

Lesson 2,

Activity 3: Where Does the Food Go?

· BIOLOGY

(Activities emphasize biological concepts such as nutrition, calories, population growth, the role of technology, changes in agriculture, pesticides and their effects.)

Lesson 2,

Activity 1: Diet Diary


Activity 2: How Much Food Is There?

Lesson 3,

Both activities

Lesson 4,

Both activities

· ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

(Activities study interrelationships, food production and agriculture, population, role of technology, environmental problems.)

Lesson 1,

Activity 4: The Web of Hunger

Lesson 2,

All activities

Lesson 3,

Both activities

Lesson 4,

Both activities

Lesson 5,

Activity 1: Life on the Farm

· GEOGRAPHY

(Activities involve map reading, global awareness - Also see social studies activities.)

Lesson 1,

Activity 1: If This Class Represented the World

Lesson 2,

Activity 2: How Much Food Is There?


Activity 3: Where Does the Food Go?

Lesson 3,

Both activities

Lesson 4,

Both activities

Lesson 5,

All activities

Lesson 6,

Both activities

· LANGUAGE ARTS

(Activities emphasize reading and writing skills.)

Lesson 1,

Activity 3: Images of Hunger

Lesson 2,

Activity 3: Where Does the Food Go?


Activity 4: Hunger in the Midst of Plenty

Lesson 5,

Activity 1: Life on the Farm Activity 2: Selling Food

Lesson 7,

Both activities

· MATH

(Activities involve graph reading, graph making, working with percentages and other statistics.)

Lesson 1,

Activity 1: If This Class Represented the World

Lesson 2,

Activity 2: How Much Food Is There?

Lesson 3,

Activity 1: What Is Overpopulation?

Lesson 4,

Activity 1: Is More Always Better?

Lesson 6,

Activity 1: Aid for Whom? Aid for What?

· SOCIAL STUDIES

(Activities concerned with human relationships, distribution of food, poverty and hunger in the United States, world history, colonialism, transnational corporations, world population, political changes.)

Lesson 1,

Activity 4: The Web of Hunger

Lesson 2,

Activity 3: Where Does the Food Go?


Activity 4: Hunger in the Midst of Plenty

Lesson 3,

Both activities

Lesson 5,

All activities

Lesson 6,

Both activities

Lesson 7,

Both activities