Multimedia Resources and Lesson Plan for Elementary, Middle and High School Students. Includes discussion questions and learning outcomes.
This year, World Food Day calls for action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone.
Students read the following stories that provide inspiring examples of individuals working to end hunger and consider the discussion questions and activities.
The story about Robin Emmons is available in text and audio, so students can listen to the story as they read. Great for ESL/ELL students.
Marcus Samuelsson is an Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised chef and restaurant owner who focuses on the food needs of the world.
The Soul foundation runs two "JBJ Soul Kitchens" in New Jersey. At these nonprofit, community restaurants, diners pay for their "farm-to-table" meals by volunteering or giving a donation.
This story about Robin Emmons, an organic farmer who has created a foundation to fight hunger, is available in text and audio so students can listen and read along.
MY HERO Suggested Video
"Athletic, Concerned College Students Deliver 626,000+ lbs of Produce to Food Banks in Need" (2020) by The Farm Link Project
Get involved at FarmLink.org
Students watch one or all of the following three films before considering the discussion questions and activities.
A documentary about Growing for CHANGE made by students in the Westhaven Community.
A 5-minute video on the mission and the activities of Taaru Askan Organic Farm in Senegal, West Africa.
Food activist Joy Moore, teaches gardening and nutrition to high schoolers at Berkeley Technology Academy.
2. How does having access to fresh vegetables and fruit improve a person's life?
3. Does your school or community have a garden to grow vegetables? If so, share the story with MY HERO. If not, what can you do to start a garden at school? Talk to your teachers, create an action plan, get support and share your efforts with MY HERO.
4. Research organizations and people who are working to fight hunger around the world. Who do you admire and why? Share the story of your hero with MY HERO.
5. Research sustainable farming practices globally and their impact on a community.
Resources for Upper Elementary Students
Elementary-age students are encouraged to use the story written by an upper elementary student about Johnny Appleseed as a model to write about their hero, along with original illustrations, to submit to MY HERO.
This film appropriate for upper elementary students illustrates the environmental effects of meat consumption. It shows that the youth, the people who are going to take care of the earth next, are going to face serious environmental issues and we need to make a difference.
Illustrates the environmental effects of meat consumption, emphasising the strain it will cause for future generations.
Posters and Artwork that illustrate the concerns about our food today
Students analyze the following artwork and posters that demonstrate concerns about food and hunger. Students create posters to submit to MY HERO and hang in their school, in order to educate others about food issues, such as hunger, healthy food options and sustainable farming.
Students will identify people in their community and around the world working to end hunger. Students will develop research skills as they explore heroes making advancements in sustainable farming and ending hunger.
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
The World Food Day lesson plan was created by MY HERO Education Outreach Director Laura Nietzer.
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Use the MY HERO Calendar in the Classroom
Students can share their Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Organizer created on 9/6/2019 2:58:44 PM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 9/25/2020 10:14:16 AM by Laura Nietzer