Step 3-4 - Current Events - Global Poverty & Hunger

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Step 3-4 - Current Events - Global Poverty & Hunger

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary, geography, politics!
  • Improves research skills!
  • Explains the global issue simply and clearly, without bias!
  • Helps make the current situation clear to the student!
  • Encourages the student to "connect up", understand & look for solutions to problems!
  • Hands-on activities make civics relevant to the student!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Develops study in a self-determined manner!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

Another in STEPS series of Current Events courses for ages 9-adult.

These courses each start by defining a global problem. Then, the course leads the student through directed research, so that the student can get a real grasp of the current situation for that issue. The student follows this up with creative exercises which help define the issue and the student's response to it as a concerned citizen of the world.

For the student who is ready to learn about the most constant plague from the depths of ancient human history through our own time, poverty and hunger. 

Today, over half of the human race is poor or starving. What can be done about global poverty and world hunger?  As you read, 25,000 people a day are dying of hunger and poverty-related ills!

Here is a course which does not run away from this difficult subject. No land on Earth is immune!  No city is not subject to this ill.

Provided is a definition of poverty and hunger, and the seven great sins they give birth to. Each of these seven human woes is then considered in detail - what it is, its sources, and how it can be confronted and handled. The problem is first looked at from a global perspective, and then a local one. Specific tools are offered for the handling of these spawns of poverty, and many activities are provided. The student also does a fair amount of structured research, improving their skills as they discover the details of this important problem.

The student will need access to the internet, a globe and an atlas (or internet atlas).  15 lesson plans.

Subjects covered in this course include:

  • Defining Poverty
  • Defining the basic needs people have
  • Defining Hunger
  • Starvation, Dehydration and Malnutrition and their results globally - the numbers and the causes of these problems
  • Unemployment, Homelessness, Disease and Ignorance - the numbers and the causes of these problems
  • Poverty and Hunger locally
  • What can be done
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