Hunger Starts With Hope

People who are hungry are human just like us, but we have a few differences. They are poor, and we are rich enough to eat any food we wish. Some people only eat filthy grass with some water. Think how you would feel if that was your dinner. Children are most at risk of dying because their growing bodies need nutrition. Do you think we can change something? Do they need to live like this forever?

Every second makes a difference because 16,000 children die daily from starvation. Please come to this workshop to learn how to create social change that will save lives.
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The baby on the right could be reaching out for to help. It's never too young to learn how to make a difference.

Unit 4 Reflection Name: Kris Kim Global Issues Reflection
  • Enduring Understanding: Responsible choices are part of being a global citizen.
  • Essential Question: How does one participate in global citizenship and why is it important?
  1. Based upon your prior knowledge and current studies develop a response to the essential question that includes topic sentences and details with examples. Place your response below using as much space as you need to form a complete answer.

In this project, we learned about global citizens and global issues. We chose our own topic that is global issue and my topic was “Hunger” which is a big global issue. On my personal note, I think global citizens (including me) don’t care about global issues very much. They might know that it is another poverty countries’ problem and doesn’t affect us. But it is a huge problem that we need to solve it. The problem is that global citizens don’t act like they supposed to be. We all know what is it like and what will it be, but they are just too lazy and make things worse. If we don’t solve this problem, then the Earth will be hard to live. We need to care more, and act for these global issues. We solve the problem together. Go step by step, we can make a huge difference between today, and tomorrow.
  1. Tomorrow you will be presenting the research process to grade 5 students. You will need to explain the purpose of our studies. Think about your learning and make a list of those things that you discovered to be useful to you as a researcher/learner.
-instragrok (http://www.instagrok.com/) -teenshealth (http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/hunger.html#) -hunger notes (http://www.worldhunger.org/articles/Learn/world%20hunger%20facts%202002.htm) -think quest (http://library.thinkquest.org/C002291/high/present/stats.htm) -britannica (__http://quest.eb.com/images/115_2720701?subjectId=0&collectionId=0&keyword=famine&localizeMetaData=false#)__ (__http://quest.eb.com/images/118_805006?subjectId=0&collectionId=0&keyword=child+bath&localizeMetaData=false#)__ -Youtube (__http://www.youtube.com__)


The following spaces will need to be designed by you. Please know your scoring guide so you do not miss what is expected. The important part is this: You are showing your thinking as a researcher and your research process.
(P) Put brainstorm here.
What I Know Inspiration document
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(P) Broaden Your Knowledge
  • Think about:
  • Books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Online Articles
  • Websites
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Statistics
  • Charts
  • Data Bases
Include notes about your
reasoning for your choices in re
Book

Screen_shot_2012-05-18_at_9.12.58_AM.pngThe book that is on the left is an awesome source. It's just a wonderful book because it has a specific information about hungers. This is going to be my favorite book ever. This book makes me sad, and makes my tears come out.
This book also has quotes what UN said, and what hungers said.
“Hunger and malnutrition are the underlying cause of more than half of all child deaths, killing nearly 6 million children each year.” said UN.
One of person in Afghanistan said, “We don’t eat three times a day because we don’t have enough food. Often we eat either in the morning or at midday and then eat again the next day. We eat whatever is available’ sometimes only a piece of bread with water.”
After I read this, I think I need to donate some money to poor people. They are having a hard time, so we need to donate some money, and help them for their future.

Charts
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This bar chart shows the number of people who were hungry in 2006. You can see that over 400 million are from India and sub-Saharan Africa.
This is a wonderful source because it's easy to see which one is the highest or lowest and it gives me the varieties of countries of global poverty around the world. As I see this chart, I learned that I should not throw the food away. I noticed that there are a lot of hungers right now because even this chart shows the number of hungers in 2006, in modern days, many people are living, so the numbers of hungers will increase. According to my research, there are more countries that has a lot of hungers. Sometimes, you have a time when you get hungry, but you can go to the market and eat it. Right? But hungers are always hungry, which makes their stomachs hurt. They can't go to the market to buy some food because they don't have money. They are always hungry, they can't buy some food because they are poor. We need to help them for their life, and their future.

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This pie chart shows the number of child deaths around the world in 2007. More than half of all child deaths are linked to malnutrition.
This source is really helpful, and useful to me because even it doesn't have any words, it shows me the population, so it is easy to look. Also, this chart expresses my feeling. It makes me sad.
Death scares you, doesn't it? Well, how would you feel if you knew that you could die any second, any minute, any hour, any day? Children are dying. I can't believe it. There are so many children who are going to die. The number of child deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa is 4.8 million which is the highest one, and South Asia is 3.1 million, 900,000 people for East Asia and Pacific.

Video

This is a useful video to me because it gives a lot of pictures of hungers in Africa, and I can see how they look like. Also, this site made me learn something new.
They were really thin, and I can see their bones.
This quote makes me surprise.
"Every 5 seconds a person in Africa loses their life to starvation."
In every world, we need a leadership, and donation.
We need to LOVE each other, SHARE each other, and HELP each other.


This video is useful to me because it provides me a lot of pictures, and the opinions of the owner (of the video).

Website

http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/hunger.html
This is a useful article because professionals (scientists, doctors, etc.) write these articles. These people specialize in these subjects and are
reliable sources.
(P) 2nd Time Around Brainstorm
Add to original Inspiration
or do another.
Record your metacognition using
the note feature of Inspiration.
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(P) Define your topic: write a statement
(thesis) that clearly shows your research.

Hunger is a complicated, challenging global issue that requires many people to solve for hungers' life and their future.

(P) Form questions:
  • Form - What is it like?
  • Function - How does it work?
  • Causation - Why is it like it is?
  • Change - How is it changing?
  • Connection - How is it connected to?
  • Who, What? Where, When, Why,
  • How, What if? How? So what?
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(P) Make an outline of the areas you are
researching..
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(P) Make a list of key words to locate
resources.
malnutrition, nutrition, poverty, starvation, wasting food, child deaths, world population, refugee camp, staple food, drought, economy, famine, world hunger, extreme hunger, feed the world, fair trade, food rations, food crisis, diseases, famish, health care, charities, food aid
(L) Locate a variety of sources; evaluate 2

Evaluation 1

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Evaluation 2

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(L) Select resources from your list & build
works cited using Noodletools
Works Cited
Barker, Geoff. Hunger. Mankato: Evans Brothers Ltd, 2009. Print.
Extreme Poverty and Hunger. Youtube. N.p., 22 Dec. 2007. Web. 24 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc2L2DkIK-w>.

Eyewitness to the Famine-World Concern Saves Lives. Youtube. N.p., 16 Sept. 2011. Web. 24 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6gYK7474sE>.

Gavin, Mary L. “Hunger and Malnutrition.” Teens Health. Mary L. Gavin, n.d. Web. 21 May 2012. <http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/hunger.html#>.

Haiti: Malnutrition. Youtube. N.p., 14 July 2009. Web. 24 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWVghcOqecU&feature=related>.

Hunger in Africa. Youtube. N.p., 29 Apr. 2009. Web. 24 May 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7RjENR7aLM>.
“2012 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics.” World Hunger. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2012. <http://www.worldhunger.org/articles/Learn/world%20hunger%20facts%202002.htm>.

“World Hunger.” Thinkquest. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2012. <http://library.thinkquest.org/C002291/high/present/stats.htm>.

Niger Suffers Famine. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 30 May 2012. http://quest.eb.com/images/115_2720701

A Baby In A Blue Bath.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 30 May 2012. http://quest.eb.com/images/118_805006