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Grades 8-9

5 one-hour sessions on Hunger, Justice, and Jewish Values ideal for an elective block or as part of a larger unit on social justice and Jewish values.

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Each session is divided into these key components:

Study

Study

Make connections between Jewish values, Jewish texts and the issue of hunger

Learn

Learn

Hear stories about people who are hungry and consider their struggles and ways to help

Explore

Explore

Engage in activities and experiences that bring the issue of hunger alive and make it real for students

Act

Act

Empower students to take action and make a difference

Keep It Going

Keep It Going

Stay connected beyond the classroom

Session

Who is Hungry and Why?

Students will be introduced to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and learn the stories of real people struggling with food insecurity across America.

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Hunger in America: How Can We Help

Students will learn about the importance of charitable feeding programs and will gain a better understanding of essential federal safety net programs like SNAP and school meals.

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Food Stamp Challenge: Focus on SNAP

Students will gain an understanding of why the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (known as food stamps) is so important.

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What's for Lunch? Focus on School Meals

Students will gain an understanding of the federally funded school meal programs, such as breakfast, lunch, and summer meals.

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Impossible Choices: Hunger Scenarios

Students will gain an understanding of the very real, very difficult choices low-income people face, especially as they relate to food insecurity.

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