A short video about some of the challenges facing rural Kenyans, particularly the issue of deforestation, and responses to support people in need. A worksheet with questions based on the video is provided, as is background information for the teacher and a supplementary science experiment.
Learning objectives: To learn about causes of food insecurity in Kenya and how deforestation and soil erosion cause of hunger.
Skills: Listening comprehension, critical thinking, interpretation of information, vocabulary
Recommended time: 30-45 minutes, plus at least 30 minutes for an optional post-viewing activity
Recommended grade level: Grades 9-12, Ages 15-18
Subjects: Social studies / global issues, science (biology), geography (physical)
Keywords: Lesson plan, desertification, sub-Saharan Africa, food for work, hunger, Kenya