The Hunger Obstacle Course

This classroom activity gives your students a lesson in overcoming the challenges of extreme hunger and poverty.

Age Range: Grades 7-9

Subjects: Social Studies & Language Arts 


Hunger affects populations both globally and domestically. Students should be aware of the obstacles to food security and good levels of nutrition that many people face every day. Encouraging students to find solutions to these problems heightens their awareness of the issues, and enables them to realize that members of a community can help each other in concrete ways.

This activity engages students in creative problem solving though a time-limited process of generating solutions to different hunger-related problems. Small groups of students circulate around the room and write down solutions to each of the hunger obstacles.

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Excellent way of generating

Excellent way of generating new ideas to combat hunger! I think this should be extended to older students as well.