Three Forty to Forty-Five Minute Class Periods
The learner will:
Teacher asks the learners "What is a need? When you find yourself saying 'I need…' What are those things that finish that sentence?" Learners can brainstorm examples of needs and then come up with a definition of a "need" in their own words. Next, "What are wants?" Take learners through the same brainstorming process. Learners can make personal lists of needs and wants or you can make a column chart representational of the entire class. Student definitions should also be recorded in some way. With the assumption that learners will state food and water as a basic need, pose the question "What if we have an absence of food? What happens? What is that called?" The learners will answer "HUNGER" and develop a definition of hunger that speaks to long-term lack of food, starvation, and develop causes to include poverty, famine, unemployment, and poor nutrition.
A technical report on one of the above describing its history, the needs it meets, clientele, costs, fund raising, community usage, amounts distributed, current needs, special issues.
A technical report on an issue relating to poverty: diseases directly associated with hunger in today's world such as Afghanistan or Somalia but not limited to those two areas.
Create a large map of their community or the world, locating agencies that supply help to the hungry in their community with a key that lists services, hours of operations qualifications for people to obtain help, staffing, funding sources, how someone who wants to help can help.
Invite a nutritionist to speak to the class about daily nutritional needs of children to be successful in school.
Invite a representative from the FIA (Family Independence Agency) or WIC (Women, Infants and Children) to speak to the class.
Lesson Developed By:Kristen Rudlosky
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