Lesson FS7: Summative Assessment – United Nations Council Meeting
THE BIGGER PICTURE
Students conduct a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Summit (UN Summit) in order to address the food security challenges of the countries they’ve researched throughout the Food Security module. Through the UN Summit, students recommend actions to improve the food production system as a representative of their country and follow-up with an individual critical evaluation of the proposed actions. The UN Summit is an authentic, Project Based Learning (PBL) product that incorporates current NGSS and systems thinking. Furthermore, students will learn to access deeper concepts, work collaboratively, and apply knowledge and understanding gained in Lessons FS 1-6. The final product provides a framework to help solve the problem of food insecurity for these countries.
Please use this link to access the most up-to-date version of our Food Security Curriculum Module (last updated 03/05/2018) which is currently being field-tested. Lesson FS7 is in development (as of 12/7/17) and is not included in the FS Curriculum Module document link above. Instead, it is included as a working Google Doc link here: Lesson FS7 . If you would like to field test these lessons, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This lesson follows the FS Pre/post-assessment, Lesson FS1, Lesson FS2, the FS APPLICATION 1: Designing, building and reengineering a system, Lesson FS3, Lesson FS4, Lesson FS5, and Lesson FS6. After completing Lesson FS7, administer the FS post-assessment (same as the pre-assessment) to assess student learning. Please consider sending electronic versions of any student work to email@example.com.
For your convenience, the following are quick links to the resources required for Lesson FS7. Links to these resources can also be found in the Lesson FS7 document.
Print and read:
- Gather class sets of post-its (or colored stickers), large poster paper, and markers
- Prepare for viewing on teacher computer: UN Video Overview and The Great Balancing Act article “menu of solutions”
- Have available on computer or laptops for student research: http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#country
- Example of student letters to UN: Link to DRAFT Example letters
Print one per student:
- Part I: UN Summit Proposal and Presentation_student handout
- “Gathering Information and Finding Solutions: UN Country small groups guide”
- Part II– Testing a Solution & Claim_Evidence_rubric
Print one per country group:
- “UN Summit _Systems thinking visualized” and Teacher Guide
- UN Summit actions: examples from the country of East Fenwick
- UN Goals
- The Great Balancing Act article “menu of solutions” (extra copies)
Print 1-4 per UN Summit group:
Have students’ gather resources from previous lessons:
- Calculations from APPLICATION 1_Designing, building and reengineering a system
- Building your case – students
- Lesson 3: Stakeholder Table
Links to websites and papers for country information:
- http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/Pnach663.pdf (Case Study USAID Haiti)
- http://www.ifpri.org/news-release/2013-global-hunger-index-country-case-study-haiti (case study ifpri)
- 2015 Global Food Security Fact sheet IFPRI
- 2013 Haiti Food Security Fact sheet IFPRI
- North Korea