United Nations World Food Programme

(The following is provided for information purposes only and is not intended to be an endorsement by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board.)

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 would be ideally suited to Grades 5 and 6 and would be a great resource through the upper grades and high school.

It could be used throughout the year but would have particular relevance to World Food Day, October 16, 2016.

Please forward this resource to principals in your school division who could, in turn, pass it on to teachers and student councils in their school.

This informative power point (links listed below) 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.

Also, a live Skype interview would be available to teachers and their students; just contact Julie.marshall@wfp.org directly.

Students and teachers would also be interested to learn of the impressive role Canada, itself, has played in helping combat global hunger!

End Date: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Middle School
Junior High
All School Families