WFP teamed up with The New York Times Learning Network this World Food Day to create a lesson plan that encourages students to explore the impact hunger can have on a child’s life.
The New York Times Learning Network
is an interactive blog that uses the best of the multimedia resources at The New York Times to develop lesson plans for teachers around current events. It also invites teachers and students to share what works in their classroom.
In this lesson
created in honour of World Food Day, students will compare their childhood dreams with the story of a hungry childhood shared in this New York Times op-ed
written by a Kenyan farmer to examine how hunger shapes a child’s dreams and truly impacts his/her life. Then, they’ll watch short videos of students who benefit from WFP school meals programs across the globe talking about their dreams to understand the most important part of the definition of hunger: it is solvable. To finish the lesson, students will create an action plan to address hunger and engage their communities.