Author:
Melody Casey
Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary
Grade:
5
Tags:
  • GEDB
  • Global Education
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    GEDB Feed the Hunger: Feed the Hunger PBL (Lesson 1 of 4)

    GEDB Feed the Hunger: Feed the Hunger PBL (Lesson 1 of 4)

    Overview

    Students will be given a PBL problem “How can we use data collected for Feed the Hunger to solve problems and be prepared for our packing day on November 10th?” Student’s will develop a plan to package food for this organization. They will work in groups of 4 or 5 as they work on this PBL. This lesson was developed by Erin Plummer as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.            

    Lesson Plan

    Description

    Students will be given a PBL problem “How can we use data collected for Feed the Hunger to solve problems and be prepared for our packing day on November 10th?” Student’s will develop a plan to package food for this organization. They will work in groups of 4 or 5 as they work on this PBL.


    Content

    Student Engagement/Motivation

    Students will be completing a PBL on Feed the Hunger.  PBLs actively engage student learning.


    Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

    GE Investigate the World, GE Take Action, and GE Recognize Perspectives by:

    • analyzing information in order to make a plan to package food with Feed the Hunger
    • building an understanding of how to develop a plan on a large scale
    • making a blueprint model of food packing stations when given floor dimensions

    Supplies/Resources

    Attached PBL written by Erin Plummer on 10/24/16 to display for students to follow (attached as a PDF document created from a SmartNotebook file)(**adjustments will need to be made to the monetary amounts, gym dimensions, and school classroom numbers), fundraising plan to collect money to help with a take action project, an organization that works closely with Haiti such as Feed the Hunger, Samaritans Purse, UNICEF, or American Red Cross.


    Learning Tasks and Practice

    Students will follow the outline for the PBL as they investigate the main problem.

    Day 1 GE Investigate the World-  On Thursday, November 10, our school will pack bags of food for Haiti. We will pack the food in the gym, so we will need to set up  food packing stations.  Each station requires 5 tables.  How many tables do we need to bring to the gym? Sketch out a placement of the tables in your notebook.  The gym measures  59 ft by 92 ft and each table is 5ft by 10ft.

     

    Day 2 GE Investigate the World -  We raised $8,105.52.  It costs $0.28 for each meal and each bag of food has 6 meals.   Forty bags can be packed into in each box.  Figure out the exact number of boxes needed to pack all of the food.

     

    Day 3 GE Investigate the World -Our school has 44 classes that will need to be included in packing the food.  Mrs. Gardner, our PBL teacher, needs some additional help in figuring out how many bags of food each class can pack during their session, so that all students have an equal opportunity to pack food.  The 7 Kindergarten and 7 First grade classes will partner with the 4th and 5th grade classes.

    **Differentiation Days 1-3: Depending on students' level, teachers may have to guide more on the PBL instead of letting students investigate on their own or in small groups.

     

    Day 4 GE Take Action-  Students will participate in the schoolwide Feed the Hunger packing day in the gym.  Set up for the packing will be used from the data and work students did on Days 1-3 above.

     

    Day 5 GE Recognize Perspectives by Reflection-  Students will discuss in groups the following.  Discussion Questions:  Did your plan work for packing?  What changes could you make if this project were to be done again?  


    Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

    Students' PBL notebooks show their evidence of learning.


    Student Self-Reflection and Action Steps

    Students will reflect in their math journal “What are your thoughts about Feed the Hunger and the impact you made for children in Haiti.”  Pick three reflections to share with the class.  Preread students' thoughts and share some with different thoughts or feelings.  Discuss how we all participated in the same activities but our perspectives were not all the same.