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World Food Day Oct 16th

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Topic: World Food Day Oct 16th

Learning Outcomes

  • Pupils will come to appreciate the importance of food
  • Pupils will come to see the importance of reducing food waste
  • Pupils will consider the benefits of shopping and eating locally and seasonally

 

Introduction

Adapt to class level

Discussion

  • Can you remember a really fantastic meal? Why was it so fantastic?
  • Why is food such a brilliant part of life?
  • Why do we have to eat food? (Energy)

 

 

Development

Adapt to class level

Discussion / Written activity

  • Pupils research animals that don’t have to eat that often. Report back to class
  • What would it be like if you only had to eat once a week or month or even year, like some larger crocodiles? 
  • Would you like that? What would you miss? What would you do with all that extra time?

Think, Pair, Share

  • Today is World Food Day, why do we have World Food Day?

Share – general discussion

  • Do you think everyone has enough food here in Ireland / around the world? Why / why not?
  • What causes people to be hungry?
    • Poverty – why?
    • Conflict – why?
    • Drought – why?
    • Climate Change – why?
  • What do you think is the worse thing that can happen to food? (Try to elicit, being thrown out)
  • Why is this the worse thing?
    • Too much food grown, too many resources used up for no reason
    • Food miles
      • Country may need that food
      • Environmental cost of shipping food

Think, pair, share

  • What are some good things to keep in mind when shopping for food?
    • Local and seasonal food – What does local mean? What does seasonal mean?

For senior classes

Concern video on Hunger Heroes – (scroll down page)

Plenary

Adapt to class level

Activities: 

Next time you’re in the supermarket, find two kinds of food that come from abroad and two kinds that are local. Discussion in class

Hotseating: Pupil becomes pineapple / garlic / chilli imported from great distance and are interviewed by others in class who are apples or similar locally-produced fruit or veg (discussion should focus on food and not on migration / immigration etc.)

  • How did you get here?
  • How long did it take?
  • How do you feel now that you’re here?

Pupil / Teacher bring in local, seasonal food.

  • What could we make?
  • Simple recipes shared
  • Pupils develop own recipe book

Conscience Alley

  • Pupil walks through alley
    • on one side, fruit / veg from abroad arguing they are the best buy
    • on one side, local, seasonal fruit /veg arguing they are the best buy

Visual Arts

  • Collage of favourite foods from magazines etc.

 

 

 

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