Live Below the Line Maths resource for primary schools

KS2: ages 7-11PowerpointPDFWord

This free teaching resource aims to encourage Key Stage 2 pupils (ages 7-11) to explore and explain the link between food waste and poverty. They learn about the issue of food waste, collect data to find out about waste in their school and present their findings. They also learn about extreme poverty and hunger, and look at different ways to make a difference.

The resource consists of a PowerPoint presentation with extensive teachers’ notes on lesson planning plus suggestions for additional learning, links to video clips, photos and extensive background information. It has been developed by Think Global and trialled in a primary school.

The resource supports the Live Below the Line campaign which encourages participants to explore the issues around global poverty. It would be an ideal resource to use during the Live Below the Line campaign in early May, on World Food Day (16 October) or on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October). World Environment Day 2013 (5 June) has an anti food waste and food loss theme: Think. Eat. Save.

It is designed to cover approximately 4 lessons with some practical activities over 2-3 lunchtimes. Whilst developed as a Maths resource, it also has cross curricular links with Geography, English, Science and Citizenship.

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