Online Materials and Activities
These sites have downloadable, interactive activities for children and youth. In some cases, items are not downloadable, but can be purchased from online sources.
The United Nations' Cyberschoolbus promotes education about international issues and the United Nations. These are high quality teaching materials and activities designed for primary, intermediate, and secondary school levels. They also provide training for teachers in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese and Arabic.
World Hunger Year's Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger has lesson plans for teaching hunger basics at the primary, intermediate, and secondary levels. This resource is available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, and Arabic. The site now features a Youth Window. This new feature, designed and written for 13-19 year olds, contains information, resources, and activities for young people to use on their own.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has released a video game called Food Force. Available for download for free, the game is compatible with Macs and PCs. The game puts players in charge of a hunger relief effort on the fictional Indian Ocean island of Sheylan, which has been ravaged by a civil war, flooding, and drought. You lead a crack multinational team of WFP professionals including a logistics officer, nutritionist, and air drop specialist. You must lead the team through six missions to bring food and supplies to the desperate natives of Sheylan.
Nickelodeon has launched the Nick 2015 Initiative, a multi-platform campaign aimed at raising awareness to end poverty and get kids involved in the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
UNICEF's Voices of Youth provides activities, puzzles, and quizzes that address the problem of birth registration, child labor concerns, polio, landmines, and other children's rights issues. Ages 12-18 in English, French and Spanish.
Christian Aid's Global Gang is a site just for kids. It is packed with high-tech games, stories and, news that address children’s rights concerns.
Maryknoll's Educator's Corner has many programs that you may find helpful.
Church World Service's Hungry Decisions is a simulation exercise suitable for older students, youth, and adults.
Heifer International has several very helpful resources. One of these is called Animal Crackers: Church Education Resource. It helps children, youth, and adults see themselves as a part of the global family and gain knowledge of how Heifer Project helps people, animals and plants live in harmony; each as a part of God's good creation. This site contains contact and ordering information. Ages 3-adult.
Church World Service’s curriculum Build a Better World and Build a Better World: Africa are exciting resources. The interactive website Build a Village complements the curriculum with games, puzzles, fact sheets, and alternative giving opportunities.
The Presbyterian Hunger Program provides materials for all ages that can be of great help to your class.
The Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation has a resource called inTime.
Make Hunger History is a Bread for the World resource that helps students understand hunger and provides tools to make a difference.
The ELCA site has a number of resources that address global hunger and interconnectivity.
Connect for Kids is an alternative news source on the Web. It provides solution-oriented coverage of critical issues for children and families.
Get updates on issues and actions to take on behalf of hungry people.