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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.

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