005 - Food Insecurity

Factual Question

What is food insecurity?

What is food aid?

Debatable Question

The gift of food aid always has a negative impact. Discuss


Key Terminology

  • Food Insecurity
  • Famine
  • Food Aid
You will define the words above throughout the lesson but if you are still unsure of their meaning the links below will help you.



Activity One - Discuss

  1. Define the words in the key terminology box.
  2. Where in the world do people suffer from food insecurity? Why?
Food Security Index 2011 by Maplecroft



Activity Two - Watch and Note Taking

Debt Crisis - USA

                                 


  • How has the video impacted your views concerning people who suffer from food insecurity?
  1. There are four key stages of food insecurity. Go through the PowerPoint slides and make notes on the different stages.



Activity Three - Food Aid

  1. What is food aid? 
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of food aid? 
Example of corruption surrounding food aid in Somalia.

Food corruption - Somalia




    3.  Read the article ´Food Aid - Global Issues´ and complete the table below.
 Positive Impacts of Food Aid  Negative Impacts of Food Aid
   
   
   



Activity Four - Newspaper

  1. Write a newspaper report outlining the issues of hunger from a country of your choice. The newspaper will need to include the following points:
      • the geographic causes of hunger - social, economic, environmental and political factors (SEEP).
      • the stage of food insecurity the country is in.
      • the impact of hunger - SEEP
      • an evaluation of the aid that is given.
      • suggestions of how to solve the issue of hunger

How Will I be Assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement level

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The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.




1–2

i.   uses limited relevant terminology

ii.  demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concepts with minimal descriptions and/or examples.




3–4

i.   uses some terminology accurately and appropriately

ii.  demonstrates adequate knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through satisfactory descriptions, explanations and examples.




5–6

i.   uses a range of terminology accurately and appropriately

ii.  demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.




7–8

i.   consistently uses a wide range of terminology effectively

ii.  demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through thorough, accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.




Criterion C: Communicating

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.




1–2

i.   communicates information and ideas in a limited way, using a style that is limited in its appropriateness to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas according to the specific format in a limited way

iii. documents sources of information in a limited way.




3–4

i.   communicates information and ideas satisfactorily by using a style that is somewhat

appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas in a way that is somewhat appropriate to the specified format

iii. sometimes documents sources of information using a recognized convention




5–6

i.   communicates information and ideas accurately by using a style that is mostly  appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas in a way that is mostly appropriate to the specified format

iii. often documents sources of information using a recognized convention




7–8

i.   communicates information and ideas effectively and accurately by using a style that is completely appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas in a way that is completely appropriate to the specified format

iii. consistently documents sources of information using a recognized convention.




Criterion D: Thinking Critically

Achievement level

Level descriptor

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The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.




1–2

i.   analyses concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories to a limited extent

ii.  summarises information to a limited extent to make arguments




3–4

i.   analyses concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories

ii.  summarises information to make arguments




5–6

i.   discusses concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories

ii.  synthesizes information to make valid arguments




7–8

i.   completes a detailed discussion of concepts, issues, models, visual representation and/or theories

ii.   synthesizes information to make valid, well-supported arguments






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