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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 6: Will more foreign aid help end hunger?
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Pretest: What do you think?

1. About how many people in the world die of hunger every day?

a. 60
b. 600
c. 6,000
d. 60,000

2. TRUE OR FALSE? There is not enough food to feed everyone in the world an adequate diet.

3. TRUE OR FALSE? Hunger occurs where many people live in a small area of land.

4. TRUE OR FALSE? If new agricultural methods increased food production by 25 per cent, hunger would end.

5. TRUE OR FALSE? People in rich countries face completely different problems from people in poor countries.

6. TRUE OR FALSE? Overall, people in the United States benefit from poverty abroad because poor people there are willing to work for low wages and we get cheaper imported goods.

7. Which type of aid makes up the greatest amount of U.S. government aid to other countries?

a. Food aid
b. Aid to develop agriculture
c. Military aid

8. Can one person help end hunger?

1. d. It is estimated that perhaps 20 million people die each year from hunger; this is about 57,000 people each day. Lesson 1 presents statistics about hunger.

2. False. There is enough food to feed every person a diet containing 3,600 calories (one and a half times the average requirement). Lesson 2 deals with the issue of scarcity.

3. False. There is no correlation between population density and amount of hunger. Lesson 3 looks at population issues.

4. False. Lesson 4 presents examples of countries where increased technology and production have not helped end hunger.

5. False. Lesson 5 shows that similar factors affect people in rich countries and in poor countries.

6. False. Often we pay nearly the same amount for goods produced abroad. Furthermore, runaway shops take jobs from the United States and may create worker problems in the foreign country.

7. c. Military aid makes up the greatest part of U.S. foreign aid. Lesson 6 looks at aid.

8. Yes. Lesson 7 looks at ways individuals and seemingly powerless people have worked for change.