Perform skits to learn about the realities of people around the world who are food insecure and who have benefited from international development NGOs.
Students will be provided with case studies which are based on the stories of real people who are involved in projects supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank. By interpreting the stories in the form of skits students will gain understanding about what life is like for people from different parts of the world.
Learning objective: To help students understand the causes of hunger and how organizations like Canadian Foodgrains Bank are responding to food needs around the world.
Skills: Reading comprehension, critical thinking, team work, public speaking/performing, creativity, interpretation of information
Recommended time: 60-90 minutes (depending on the size of the class and number of skits performed)
Recommended grade level: Grades 8-post-secondary, ages 14-young adult
Subjects: social studies / global issues, English / language arts, drama, geography (human)
Keywords: World hunger, international development, lesson plans, skits, drama, food distribution, food-for-work, food security, income generation