Every year the United States government reports on hunger in the United States. The 2008 data surprised people because it showed much more hunger than in previous years. In this lesson, students will learn about some of the report’s findings. They will try out different ways of presenting the data graphically so that they have a deeper understanding of it. Then, they will analyze the data before learning about different approaches to dealing with hunger. Finally, they will evaluate the short- and long-term efficacy of those approaches.
You can read more about hunger issues by visiting these sites:
- Food Security in the United States: Key Statistics and Graphics
- Share Our Strength: Hunger in America’s Classrooms
- Federal Food Programs
- President Obama’s Response to Food Security Report