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Hunger Theme Page

This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Hunger. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.


Development Education Program: Bringing Sustainable Development into Classrooms
This set of learning modules from the World Bank is intended for secondary students in geography, social studies, environmental studies, history, economics, international studies, and current affairs classes. There are two main goals: 1) to increase students' knowledge and understanding of the often complex relationship between sustainable development and the social, economic, and environmental conditions in a country; 2) to strengthen students' ability to perform statistical calculations, to make and interpret maps, charts, and tables; to analyze and synthesize information to make inferences and generalizations; and to think critically when analyzing information, making decisions, and solving problems. Teaching guides accompany each module.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Information is categorized under Statistical Databases, Agriculture, Economics, Fisheries, Forestry, Nutrition and Sustainable Development.

Hunger 2001: The Faces and Facts
Second Harvest, a USA hunger relief organization operating a network of certified affiliate food banks, has completed a research report about the state of hunger in the USA in 2001. A link to the full study with plenty of statistical information is found at the bottom of the page. There are also links to commentary on the report describing the people who are hungry and the people who feed the hungry.

Hunger and Poverty Page
This Australian site provides a meta-list of links to hunger and poverty WWW resources.

HungerWeb
"The aim of this site is to help prevent and eradicate hunger by facilitating the free exchange of ideas and information regarding the causes of, and solutions to, hunger. It contains primary information made available by the Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Program -- the prime sponsor of this site -- and its partners, as well as links to other sites where information of relevance to hunger can be found. "

Institute for Food and Development Policy, Food First
"The purpose of the Institute for Food and Development Policy, Food First, is to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger. Our grand strategy is to change consciousness, awakening people to the possibility of social change and their own power to bring it about. " Their site contains descriptions of their various projects and a set of links to other food-related sites.

[The] United Nations CyberSchoolBus: InfoNation
Available here are statistics, presented in the form of charts and graphs, on trends in economy, environment, health, and technology.

World Food Programme
This food aid organization of the United Nations has food aid statistics, reports on its field operations, links to related web sites, and a search tool for the site.

World Hunger Year (WHY)
Why's mission is "to work for just policies creating a more secure world and to support innovative programs creating sustainable livelihoods for all." Their web site has an on-line forum, a hunger clearinghouse, and a meta-list of links to other hunger sites. Also provided is a teaching unit for middle and high school students titled "Kids can make a difference."

World Resources
Hosted by the World Resources Institute, this site (World Resources 1996-97) "is an authoritative primary reference volume on global environmental and natural resource conditions and trends for the United Nations, World Bank, and related international organizations." Information about hunger can be found in a number of their chapters.

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