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Global Nomads Group

Grades

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Geography, World Languages, Arabic

Resource Types

  • Lesson Plans
  • Videos, CC, Subtitles
  • Interactive Media
  • Activity - Classroom

Regional Focus

Global

Global Hunger Course

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Synopsis
  • This 4-module online course explores the concepts of international food production, global hunger, farm work, and how communities produce, consume, and waste food.
  • Students will evaluate their community's food situation, learn about food rituals, and discover ways to reduce food waste.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • There is a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. included in the lesson that makes connections to many places around the world.
  • The videos use sign language and descriptive narration to make them more accessible.

Additional Prerequisites

  • You can click on "Explore Module 1" to preview the course.
  • Teachers must register to gain access to the rest of the modules.

Differentiation

  • This resource could augment a classroom discussion on the international community's effectiveness at dealing with world hunger and food waste, which is a major source of greenhouse gases.
  • This resource could supplement a lesson where students analyze the poorest countries in the world, why the governments of these poor countries continue to maintain economically ineffective systems, and how this poverty impacts the citizens of these countries.
  • This resource could enhance a lesson on the pros and cons of international free trade.
  • This resource could support a lesson on the nature of farm work in America, labor rights for farm workers, and current and proposed legislation to protect farm workers in America.
Scientist Notes
The resource includes modules on the origins of food, food customs, strategies for reducing food waste, methods for preventing extreme hunger, and methods for enhancing global nutrition and food security while taking the UN's Sustainable Development Goals into account. The modules were carefully fact-checked and are suggested for instruction.
Standards

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.CI.8.2 Determine a central idea of an informational text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
      • RI.CI.11–12.2 Determine two or more central ideas of an informational text and analyze how they are developed and refined over the course of a text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex account or analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
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