Curriculum

An Interactive Educational Tool

Community Food Security is a practical concept that gives a fresh breath of life to the anti-hunger movement. In the face of rising hunger and increasing alienation from our food sources, community food secruity is gaining momentum as a movement. Conduct a "Community Food Security 101" workshop and catalyze change in your community.

Audience: Youth Members

Time Length: 2 hours

Goals

  • To explore the concept of food security in our communities.
  • To understand how food justice connects to other struggles for justice.
  • To sharpen our public speaking and debate skills around Food Justice.

Audience: Youth Members

Timeframe 2 hours

Goals

1.    To talk about the need for Food Justice for our communities’ health and environment.

2.    To be able to define a Food System and compare a global industrial system with a local sustainable one.

3.    To be able to identify the major players in the U.S. food system and analyze their power.

Intended Audience:  High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. 

For new or emerging High School youth chapters.

Level of difficulty:  Introductory

Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions - lunch, or afterschool):

Goals:

  • To introduce participants to key organizing strategy concepts and definitions.
  • To have participants begin to develop a basic strategy by identifying different elements for their campaign.

Intended Audience:  High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. 

For new or emerging High School youth chapters.

Level of difficulty:  Introductory

Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions - lunch, or afterschool):

  • To deepen participant’s knowledge of direct action tactics.
  • To understand to the role of alliances in organizing work and movement building.

Intended Audience:  High School youth chapter members or smaller chapter leadership core. 

For new or emerging High School youth chapters.

Level of difficulty:  Introductory

Curriculum (1 hour each, divided into two 30 min sessions - lunch, or afterschool):

·      To understand SMART goals.

·      To use SMART goals to plan a project.

Handout Adapted from GSA Network:

  • Steps to creating a High School Chapter

Handout for creating interactive workshops.

Handout with links and ideas for art and activism.