Lesson 3: What Can We do to Help End Hunger?
The lesson has been designed to be covered in 45 minutes, but it can be covered in greater or less detail to fit the needs of the class. Teachers are encouraged to cover all objectives and content areas. For each objective, a variety of activities and discussion points are provided from which teachers can select those most appropriate for their students.
Information for Teachers
In the last lesson we learned that global and local food systems are complex and that all regions have problems with ensuring food security for all people. This lesson gives the basis for understanding what we can do individually and collectively to reduce hunger in our world.
Objective 1 uses the concept of real or mythical heroes to illustrate how courageous people can work to make the world a better place for all of us and encourages the children to think about local "heroes" who have made a difference in their communities and the world. The idea presented is that we all have a contribution to make in ending hunger and that each one of us, even in small ways, can be a hero to someone else.
Objective 2 suggests specific actions that can be taken by the children to help fight hunger for themselves, their families and their communities. Using case studies as a basis for generating ideas, students are encouraged to apply what they have learned to their own communities.