Helping to prepare Wonder 537: What Do You Hunger For? made me think about the many children who must focus on getting their basic needs met rather than being engaged and focused on learning. They are tired, hungry, unbathed, or worried about their families and wondering where they will be that day or evening.
Although we are considered a nation of great wealth, unfortunately, many American children -- maybe some in your classroom or at your school -- are too busy facing these serious challenges to become engaged in classroom learning.
Concern is one thing but how do you help children act on compassion by caring for others in need—maybe within their own school and community?
Have you seen the Right to Food, an interactive story about the challenges of feeding the world's people. The story, produced by feedingminds.org, takes students to eight locations around the world. At each location students read about how people get food and the challenges that people can face in getting adequate food for themselves and their families.
Right to Food is available in six languages; English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic.
How could you use this resource with your children?