Grade 3 Students Brainstorm Ways to Fight Hunger Through Digital Citizenship
St. Margaret’s grade 3 students are combining their STEAM theme of food and their lessons in digital citizenship to use social media as a vehicle to fight hunger.
Students are planning a “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, and will meet with older students who are active on social media and encourage them to use their platforms to spread the word. The idea is inspired by the Lower School’s digital citizenship lessons on using online social platforms as a vehicle for good.
The grade 3 students learned more about undernutrition around the world by studying the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal related to hunger. During their Library time, students have read United Nation book club books and other books focused on food, hunger and community, and brainstormed how they could make positive steps toward this U.N. goal.
The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals are urgent calls for action by all countries in a global partnership, and are part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all UN member states in 2015. Other goals involve issues like poverty, education, gender equality, clean energy, climate change, clean water and economic growth.