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Breaking the Cycle of Hunger Game

Rated 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

This game is designed to give students a broad overview of the challenges faced by small-scale (subsistence) farmers in the developing world. As they move around the game board, students will discover how different factors, such as economics and climate, affect small-scale farmers. They will also learn about some of the solutions to these problems.

This activity can be played with a small game board or with a larger game board which can be spread out in a larger space, like the floor or walls of a classroom. Both versions should be printed in landscape orientation.

Click here for a full PDF version of game instructions.

Pour la version française des intructions, cliquez ici.

La petite planche de jeu se trouve ici, et la grande planche de jeu se trouve ici.

Learning objective: Students will gain insight into what causes hunger, hinders development and what can help break the cycle of hunger.
Skills: Reading comprehension, new vocabulary, critical thinking
Recommended time: 40-60 minutes
Recommended grade level: Grades 6-12, Ages 13-young adult
Number of players: This game can be played with as few as 2 players or with a larger group. In the latter case, the group can break into teams or a few volunteers can play while the others watch.
Subjects: social studies / global issues, science (biology), geography (human and physical)

Keywords: Hunger, conflict, famine, development

3 reviews for Breaking the Cycle of Hunger Game

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sally Van Geest

    I was able to lead my Grade 6 class through the “Breaking the Cycle of Hunger Game” in connection with our Global Awareness Social Studies unit. The students were very engaged in the activity and it provided some excellent follow up discussions. It was very helpful that we had some prior lessons on this topic so that students were familiar with the vocabulary.
    We played in small groups which gave more students the chance to participate and speak up.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Cherri

    I led my Bible 11/12 class through this game after we studied Jesus’ feeding of the 5000+ people. It allowed my students to understand why a Messiah who provides food would be so appealing. I’m looking forward to re-doing this activity with my Foods 11/12 class, so that our focus can be shifted to food justice.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Janet Jones

    Used this in our VBS program and it went really well (grade 6 and some youth and some adults – was very good for this diverse age group). This now may be my go-to resource. Thanks.

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3 reviews for Breaking the Cycle of Hunger Game

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sally Van Geest

    I was able to lead my Grade 6 class through the “Breaking the Cycle of Hunger Game” in connection with our Global Awareness Social Studies unit. The students were very engaged in the activity and it provided some excellent follow up discussions. It was very helpful that we had some prior lessons on this topic so that students were familiar with the vocabulary.
    We played in small groups which gave more students the chance to participate and speak up.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Cherri

    I led my Bible 11/12 class through this game after we studied Jesus’ feeding of the 5000+ people. It allowed my students to understand why a Messiah who provides food would be so appealing. I’m looking forward to re-doing this activity with my Foods 11/12 class, so that our focus can be shifted to food justice.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Janet Jones

    Used this in our VBS program and it went really well (grade 6 and some youth and some adults – was very good for this diverse age group). This now may be my go-to resource. Thanks.

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