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Text Hunger

TLF ID M012490

This is a multilayered web page series produced by the World Food Programme (WFP) and focusing on the issue of hunger across the world. The front page provides a definition of world hunger that refers to the Millennium Development Goals. Further information pages include 'What is hunger?' 'Who are the hungry?' 'What causes hunger?' and 'What is malnutrition?' The front page includes links to hunger maps, hunger statistics, FAQs and a section on solving hunger. Some of the sections include images and short videos.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the Biomes and food security unit of study in the year 9 geography curriculum. The 'Who are the hungry?' 'Solving hunger' and 'Hunger FAQs' sections are particularly relevant to the content description about the challenges to food security including competing land uses, population growth and climate change.
  • The resource may be useful for the Geographies of human wellbeing unit in the year 10 geography curriculum. The 'Solving hunger' section is relevant to the content description referring to the role of governments and non-government organisations in improving human wellbeing. The sections 'Hunger stats', 'Who are the hungry?' and 'Hunger map' are relevant to the content description referring to the reasons for spatial variations in human wellbeing.
  • It may also be relevant to the cross-curriculum priority of Sustainability in the geography area. The 'Solving hunger' section is relevant to the organising idea that the sustainability of ecological, social and economic systems is achieved through informed action that values equity and fairness.
  • The resource can contribute to students attaining the achievement standards in years 9 and 10 geography. Information on world hunger provided by the WFP helps students explain environmental and human processes and the consequences of their interaction in places and environments. It can also help students to understand spatial patterns and trends at different scales, and to identify and analyse interconnections between places, people and environments.
Year level

9; 10

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