Far too many people suffer and die from hunger in the world today. Hunger is preventable in this day and age. If governments would get involved and spend money on tackling the world hunger problem instead of spending on other things such as missiles and arms we could reduce the number of deaths significantly. It is a matter of government’s prioritizing how they spend the tax dollars of their hard working citizens. To satisfy the world’s food requirements it would cost around 13 billion US between all countries. This is the price that the United States and Europe spend on perfume use every year.
According to Halweil (2005), more than 850 million go hungry daily, many are children. Hunger kills over 5 million children daily. Sheeran (2010) stated that approximately three and a half percent of children aged five and under suffer from severe malnutrition, in addition to the 200 million that are chronically malnourished. developing countries, roughly 3.5 percent of children under five suffer from themost severe form of malnutrition, and nearly 200 million children are chronically malnourished. He believes that the world leaders must act now as these children will suffer from long- term consequences such as physical and cognitive impairments. The United States, is one of the world’s largest and most efficient food producers, yet there are vast numbers of people in this country that are hungry. A good technology tool to implement in the classroom is Free Rice. This is a non- profit non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Program. Two goals of Free Rice is to provide a free education to everyone and help to end world hunger by donating free rice to hungry individuals. The site has a database of questions for students and adults with varying levels. Free Rice donates ten grains of rice for each question that is answered correctly (Free Rice.com)The WFP is the largest humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting hunger, solely supported by voluntary donations. This site also has a page for students and teachers with resources for the class and a section called Students in Action as a guide for assistance (wfp.org).
Global learning can help an individual to display or show curiosity and motivates learning. Most importantly, global learners get to study different cultures and the issues that face them, which in turn helps an individual to develop an understanding of the impact our actions have on them. “Global learning can develops skills and positive attitudes which enable people to take responsibility for their own lives and the world we live in and become active global citizens (GTP).” Most importantly, once an individual learns about global learning they will be able to lead and guide others in the same journey. That is why it is crucial that educators and parents to teach children about world hunger or any other environmental issue. By doing so, it will create individuals who are compassionate and responsible.
Service Learning Project Proposal EDL/510 June 30, 2012 Team B Murray Carefoot, Rita Krist, Joshua Daniels, Danielle Henry, Carolyn Reed Instructor: Lisa Brizendene
Introduction• In this course we have learned about twenty-first century vocabulary. Some of these are: global awareness, critical thinking, business literacy, ethics communication, social responsibility, and people skills. These are projects that access and use these skills to focus on their twenty-first century learning.
A list of ideas considered for a global-learning project• 1. World hunger Service project- Students research hunger statistics from around the world, then visit a food bank, and lastly participate in a food drive.• 2. Recycle project- students start on Monday writing down everything they throw away. On Friday they go over this list with the class a determine what could have been recycled. Then the students set up recycle bins around campus and set up collection or drop offs with local recycle companies.• 3. Pennies for peace project- students would raise money to help build schools in countries such as Afghanistan or Pakistan.
Rationale• 1. World hunger addresses the global knowledge, business vocabulary, people skills, and critical thinking skills. They have to set up the food drive decide how it will be run and managed as well as how to get donations. Make it their project they run it. They have to work together
Outline of the key points-World Hunger• Over 500 million people world-wide live in major poverty.• 15 million children die from hunger every year.• One-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under- fed and one-third is starving.• Every 3 seconds someone starves to death.• World hunger can be prevented by things such as global service projects, food distribution, government involvement, and education.• Nearly 1 in 4 people in the world live on less than 1 dollar per day.
Implementation of the World Hunger Global Service learning Project into the Classroom• Discuss the creation of a global service learning project with the administrators for permission and indicate the benefits.• Seek partnering organizations to join also targeting world hunger such as WFP (World Food Program) or Free Rice.com.• Use educational technology to research global issues relevant to world hunger.• Implement the topic of World Hunger into lessons and align with state standards in subject areas for English, Math, Science and Global Studies.• Implement collaboration tools such as Skype or Voice, Thread; free accounts can be setup.
Effects on global learning• For instance, global learning allows students to collect information, organize information, and discover new facts and events.• In addition, global learning raises awareness of global environmental issues and education that prepares students to collaborate on global issues.• As a global learner learns about such issues it helps individuals to have emotion and to reason in different situations that may arise in his or her life which in turn improves an understanding of the world.
Possible effects on the world • Through this program, students as well as educators will get a full understanding and education on different parts of the world and cultures. • Effects of this will include helping the less fortunate while demonstrating leadership in organizing food drives and donation banks. • Working with and for other countries around the world will promote communication and better relationships.
Conclusion• Group B would agree that we have learned a lot from this project. To bring our students into the 21st century we must use vocabulary and projects that tap into 21st century skills. The project on world hunger does just that. Students address the hunger issue on both a global and local level. In accordance with the common core and the “D” quadrant of the blooms chart, this project also addresses their critical thinking skills.
References• Global Teacher Project: What is global education?(n.d.). Retrieved June 28 2012 from: http://www.globalteacher.org.uk/global_ed.htm• Gunnell, Noreen. "School Project Ideas on World Hunger." Bright Hub. Purplehip, 21 Dec. 2011. Web. 01 July 2012. <http://www.brighthub.com/education/homework- tips/articles/75151.aspx>.• Halweil, B. (2005). “Grain Harvest and Hunger Both Grow.” Vital Signs 2005; Linda Starke, ed. (pp. 22-23). New York’ W.W. Norton• The Hunger Project website - http://www.thp.org
References• "School Projects And Ideas For Students." School Projects And Ideas For Students. No Trash Week, n.d. Web. 01 July 2012. <http://notrashweek.com/school-projects-for-students.php/>.• Sheeran, J. (2010). How to End Hunger. Washington Quarterly, 33(2), 3. doi:10.1080/01636601003673790• Students In Action. (2012) Retrieved from www.wfp.org/students-and-teachers/schools-in-action• World Food Programme (2012). Retreived from http://www.wfp.org/