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Global Hunger

A free Student to World online course from Global Nomads Group

Serving soup at a charity food pantry

Global Hunger

Learn how food waste and loss contribute to global hunger while exploring the meaningful food rituals in local and global communities.

Youth investigate their community’s relationship to global hunger by exploring how it produces, consumes, and wastes food. This course brings to life everyday food items, engages youth in exploring local food rituals, applies root cause analysis to this global issue, and inspires youth to make small changes in their local communities to reduce food waste. Learn the interconnected nature of the meals and the responsibility to help eliminate food waste and food loss.

Global Nomads Group leverages the power of storytelling to promote empathy and bring social issues to life through day-to-day realities. Read real, impactful, stories from youth participants around the world that reveal deep truths about global issues. Then youth can enhance the conversation by sharing their own stories with fellow Student to World users and participate in moderated live conversations.

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About The Course

Who Should Register

Educators
Classroom teachers and school administrators.

Group leaders & mentors
Afterschool programs and groups, faith-based organizations, scouting, clubs, etc.

Independent learners
Individual youth participants

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Designed by Youth for Youth

Each Student to World course is a product of Global Nomads Group’s unique Content Creation Lab, a virtual internship program that brings together youth leaders from around the world. Working under the guidance of subject matter experts, these participants study, synthesize information, and create age-appropriate content for their peers.

Chief of Programs and Learning Sandra Stein, Ph.D., describes the Content Creation Lab process.

“Student to World is successful in building students’ global awareness, 21st Century Skill of communication & collaboration, action-orientation, and empathy.”

Cogent Evaluation, Program Evaluation (2020)

Text + Video Formats

Experience this content through your choice of learning paths.

Text-based course

Includes written text, images, videos, and multimedia.

Content is available in a growing selection of languages.

Video-based course

The same content, but explained through video conversations.

Learning Modules

Module 1: Everyday Breakfast

Explore and share stories about the interconnectivity of breakfasts.

Module 2: Everyday Local Food Rituals

Explore and share stories around food rituals that people practice with their friends or family.

Module 3: Everyday Global Hunger

Explore and share stories around food waste or loss in the community.

Module 4: Everyday Action

Plan for local actions that can achieve positive global impact.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the origins of the food that youth eat.
  • Understand the concept of global mutuality.
  • Explore personal food rituals and the aspects that make them meaningful.
  • Imagine food rituals impacted by climate change.
  • Consider the impact of climate change on global environments.
  • Explore the root causes of food waste and food loss in daily life.
  • Set a goal to reduce food waste and loss.
  • Know how stories help connect one another.

Standards Alignments

Next Generation Science Standards

  • MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century
  • MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment
  • HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity
  • HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems

 

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 17: Helping governments and stakeholders make the SDGs a reality

 

CASEL Social & Emotional Learning

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Responsible Decision Making
  • Asia Society Global Competencies
  • Investigate the world
  • Recognize perspectives
  • Communicate ideas
  • Take Action

 

21st Century Skills

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Technology Literacy
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility

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