World Hunger Day teaching resources

Raise awareness of world hunger on 28 May with this selection of resources. With ever-more shocking statistics about world hunger, it is increasingly important for pupils to understand how poverty affects people around the world. The free activities and lesson materials below contain a wide variety of interesting facts and information, as well as personable, real-life stories.

Christian Aid Resources

World Hunger Day assembly

  • Explore the importance of food in a world with a population of seven billion with this secondary assembly, presentation and lesson plan.

Food and hunger

  • These cross-curricular activities help your pupils understand why so many people in the world are hungry and what can be done about it.

World hunger: Availability of food

  • This resource contains an ideal World Hunger assembly and comes with supporting classroom activities, discussing both the need for food and fair access to it.

World hunger and poverty activities

  • Use this Christian Aid activity pack to examine the causes of world hunger and poverty.

World Hunger Day assembly: Enough Food for Everyone IF…

  • Help your school engage with the collaborative world hunger initiative Enough Food For Everyone IF. This resource comprises cases studies, activities and an assembly.

Farm Africa: Give Hunger the Boot resources

World Hunger Day: Geography

  • This lesson plan and resources will help children to learn where Tanzania is and to contrast and compare rural pictures from both countries.

World Hunger Day: English

  • A creative KS2 English lesson about a typical day for a young girl in Tanzania.

World Hunger Day: Maths

  • With real-life contexts set in Africa, this KS1 maths lesson plan helps your class practise their problem solving skills.

Hunger and poverty resources:

West African hunger crisis

  • Save the Children have put together these excellent primary resources about the West African hunger crisis.

World Hunger Day lesson plan: Explore poverty through creative writing

  • Oxfam’s ‘Sow the Seed’ resource encourages active global citizenship, helping pupils to understand more about the issue of world hunger and inspiring them to take action.

Poverty and Wealth

  • Link to world hunger with revision of the OCR RE B603 module. This useful handout provides a summary with key causes, teachings and quotes.

Religion, wealth and poverty revision guide

  • Motivate your students into some world hunger related exam practice with this detailed revision resource, intended for the OCR spec.

Introduction to poverty

  • Intended for KS4, this presentation introduces the ideas of absolute and relative poverty within a global context.

Hungry for change: Primary

  • An easily adaptable selection of resources from CAFOD to help primary children reflect on world hunger.

Hungry for change: Secondary

  • Encourage your KS3 and KS4 students to learn about and take action on world hunger with this resource from CAFOD.

TES teaching resources

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