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Food and Hunger (Earth Matters Unit)


Downloadable unit from the Earth Matters curriculum CD. Purchase now and immediately receive the unit as a PDF.

Background Reading: Feeding the Global Family

Feeding an expanding global population and battling malnutrition among the world’s poor are challenges, especially as farmable land is used for other purposes and a changing climate affects food production.

Case Study Reading: Eating Locally: A Healthy Trend for the Planet

There is a growing trend among conservation-minded consumers to eat foods grown locally, to support local farmers and to reduce the miles that food travels to get to your plate.


Earth: The Apple of Our Eye: A visual demonstration using an apple to help students understand the limited sources of food available from Earth’s land, and discuss the ways to feed a growing population.

Good News, Bad News – Where Do We Stand? Students evaluate statements on population and food issues as “good news” or “bad news”.

Dinner for the World: Students participate in a luncheon game that simulates inequities in the global distribution of food and wealth.

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