Monday, October 17, 2011

World Food Day Project

Take the Quiz....How much do you know about World Hunger?


NY Times Lesson:
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/world-food-day-addressing-hunger-around-the-globe/


Map:
http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/communications/wfp229328.pdf


Meet the children:
http://www.wfp.org/dreams


Hunger in the United States:
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/helping-the-hungry-researching-the-causes-of-hunger-and-related-charities/


Statistics:
http://www.stopthehunger.com/


Causes:
http://www.wfp.org/hunger/causes


Assignment #1:
1.  What causes hunger? 
2.  List five African countries with a very high number of undernourished people.
3.  List three Asian countries with a moderately high number of undernourished people.
4.  What is the total number of undernourished people worldwide?
5.  2 out of 3 of the world's hungry live in 7 countries. List them.
6.  Of the 19 million people suffering from hunger in America, what percentage are children?
7.  How many children die of hunger in the world every 60 seconds?
8. What food powers the world's people more than any other?
9. Name five aid organizations fighting global hunger. (If you don't know, how would you find the answer to this question?)
10. Tell me one thing you can do to fight global hunger.


Extra Credit:
What is Plumpy Nut? What does it do?


Assignment #2:
Create an infographic about world hunger.


Tips in creating a useful and attractive infographic:
  • Keep it simple! Don’t try to do too much in one picture.
  • Decide on a color scheme.
  • Research some facts and statistics.
  • Think of it as a visual essay.
  • Remember that it’s all about quickly conveying the meaning behind complex data.
  • Draw conclusions.
  • Reference your facts in the infographic.


CBS News story "Blessings in a Backpack" Video link and story:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/15/eveningnews/main3369975.shtml
CNN Story:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/02/02/food.stamps.economy/index.html
World Hunger
Via: OnlineSchools.org

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