Welcome to Food Issues Month!
This is the one of the main areas where you can share your ideas, links, experiences or thoughts on the Global Issues SIG Food Issues Month.
It’s simple. Just leave a comment on this post with your contribution. We will be doing a weekly summary of these contributions, as well as the best stuff we got via our Facebook event page, or from Twitter.
To remind you, here are ways in which you can participate. Feel free to share any of them in our comments below!
1 Share an activity or lesson plan
Submit an activity or lesson plan idea. If it’s very long, please upload it somewhere else on the web and post the link and a brief description in the comment box below. One nice free tool for posting text online is pen.io
2 Inspire us to inspire our learners
Post a link to a picture, video, poem, game or website that links to one of these issues. Please state briefly what you would do with it.
3 Teach one of these issues and tell us about it!
Teach a lesson based on one of the resources you see shared during the month and let us all know how it went. We can all learn from each other in this way.
4 Share the knowledge
We’d love to see some short book reviews or film reviews about any of these issues that can inform us as educators. If you’ve read or seen something that inspired you about food, please let us know.
5 Do some action research.
Do some form of action research with your learners relating in some way to the topic. This could be a survey, some materials creation or something else. Share the results with us here!
6 Get creative
Make a real or virtual poster to link to the issue. We’d love to gather a collection of classroom-generated poster images for the website and do a feature on this on our website. You don’t need to restrict yourself to a static image, we’d love to see your own videos too (although please be aware we can’t show videos or photos of learners without permission here).
7 Take real action
Begin a food-related project at your school. This could be petitioning the school restaurant or cafeteria to include more healthy or more local food, begin a healthy eating campaign among younger learners, start or donate to a food bank, begin growing food… We’re sure you can think of other ideas. Please share with us how it goes.
8 Link up with another food-related non-profit organization
Make links between your class or school and a non-profit food organization. Invite a guest speaker, do a presentation, take the class on a field trip. Any of these links should ideally be done in the English language medium but it isn’t absolutely necessary. The report or follow up could be done in English if the organization does not have representatives that speak the language. Again, let us know how it goes and feel free to post any link to the project here. We’ll tell the world about it!