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Add Your Voice

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An introduction to global hunger and civic engagement

This activity teaches students about the importance of civic engagement by leading them through a simple process of communicating with the Prime Minister about the issue of global hunger. This activity can be done alone or can be carried out as a concrete action that students take after learning about hunger through other educational resources on this site.

Click here to a PDF version of this activity, with full instructions.

Pour la version française, cliquez ici.

Learning objectives: To let the Prime Minister know that Canadians care about hunger around the world.
To have students learn that communicating with the Government is an important part of the democratic process.

Skills: Letter-writing, communication, critical thinking, civic engagement
Recommended time: 30-60 minutes
Recommended grade level: All grades, Ages 6-adult
Subjects: Social studies / global issues, English / language arts, citizenship

Keywords: Civic engagement, social justice activity, politics, hunger

2 reviews for Add Your Voice

  1. Sally Van Geest

    Two years ago my Grade 6 students wrote letters to the Prime Minister. They felt that their writing and real purpose and it turned out to be some of the best quality writing I had seen from them.

  2. janet-jones

    I’m considering using this as part of my Confirmation Classes as we look to justice and service. Framing it within the hunger resource, I would encourage them to consider going even further, naming other ‘things’ they feel deeply about and discover what and how the government is involved and how to take action. Thank you for providing this.

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2 reviews for Add Your Voice

  1. Sally Van Geest

    Two years ago my Grade 6 students wrote letters to the Prime Minister. They felt that their writing and real purpose and it turned out to be some of the best quality writing I had seen from them.

  2. janet-jones

    I’m considering using this as part of my Confirmation Classes as we look to justice and service. Framing it within the hunger resource, I would encourage them to consider going even further, naming other ‘things’ they feel deeply about and discover what and how the government is involved and how to take action. Thank you for providing this.

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