Combating Hunger in the World Today: Lessons from the NYS Great Irish Famine Curriculum

January 2009
Social Science Docket;Winter/Spring2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p49
The article presents materials on hunger in Africa which are aimed at middle level students in grades five to eight. It defines malnutrition and famines. The calories per day that an average adult needs is cited. People who are at risk of malnutrition are the poor, slum dwellers and the landless, among others. It details the story of Hodan who lived with her family in Somalia and is experiencing poverty and hunger. It presents student activities to address the problem of famine in Africa. It discusses the causes of famine in the region.


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