Consider the causes and effects of key nutritional problems - including undernutrition and overweight and obesity - and analyze their global impacts. Students will explore solutions to nutrition issues facing both the U.S. and the world at large. After finding several news articles addressing a nutrition issue of their choice, students compose a letter to the editor that articulates their opinions on how the problem should be addressed.
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With a decades-long nursing career to her credit, Mary Ann Camp was a hero before she became a Peace Corps Volunteer. Still, while many Americans her age considered retirement, Peace Corps service for Mary Ann meant three tours-in Lesotho, Malawi, and Botswana-tackling health, agriculture, and education problems.
Presents 10 stories written by Peace Corps authors. Lesson ideas and student work accompany the stories, which are set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Poland, and Papua New Guinea. Stories and accompanying materials are designed to strengthen students' reading and writing, inspire students to create their own personal meanings and narratives, and broaden students' perspectives of the world and themselves.
program aims to engage learners in an inquiry about the world, themselves, and others in order to broaden perspectives, promote cultural awareness and encourage service. Students can email currently serving Peace Corps volunteers and build cross-cultural awareness by reading Culture Matters, the workbook used by Peace Corps Volunteers in the field.