UN offers a new educational resource to fight hunger worldwide

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has developed a valuable educational resource in the form of a power point presentation designed to inform schools across Canada about both global hunger and the commitment of world leaders to eradicate it (#Zero Hunger) by 2030. This resource is ideally suited to Grades 5 and 6 and would be a great resource through the upper grades and high school.

It is an every-green resource and could be used throughout the year but would have particular relevance to World Food Day, October 16, 2016.

This informative power point has 14 pictures and 4 embedded videos that serve to promote knowledge and understanding of global hunger from a hope-filled perspective. It could be used to build cross curricular competencies, such as problem-solving, student discussion, research, and debate. It could be incorporated into Math (statistics/ a hunger map rates worldwide hunger), Social (Citizenship/social responsibility), Health (Nutrition), Science, and Language Arts curricula.

This timely resource explains why people are hungry, where the hungry live, and what students can do to help. This package includes everyone’s favorite Freerice – the educational game that donates 10 grains of rice for every correct answer! Students and teachers would also be interested to learn of the impressive role Canada, itself, has played in helping combat global hunger!

Also, a live Skype interview is available to teachers to present the resource to students and answer questions about WFP’s work.

WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.

You can download the English version here and the French version here.

For more information or to answer any questions please contact:

Julie Marshall
Canadian Spokesperson
World Food Programme
905 818 2664

julie.marshall@wfp.org

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