banner image showing a distressed text image of the word hunger looming over the three countries represented in this project
Join us as three schools in considerably different
countries and communities explore the question:

What does Hunger look like in our community?

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Brief introduction to the participating classrooms.
Read more on the webpages linked above.

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Kubwa Abuja,
Nigeria

The Government Secondary School of Kubwa is a partly subsided government run school and open to the public. Our school is situated in a semi-rural community name Kubwa.

We are located 52 kilometers from the country's capital city Abuja.

We have a population of about 80,000 people. The indigene of the community are rural farmers and live mostly by their farm produce which is mainly yams. There is no industry situated here. Other inhabitants are cattle nomads and civil servants who work in the city metropolis also reside there.

The road network is quite good since the road cuts across the Abuja city and there is every type of mobility imagined available here.

The rate of unemployment is very high here.

• content authored
by Bob M. from Nigeria

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Melbourne,
Florida


Stone Middle School is a public school at south border of Melbourne, FL in Brevard County.

Geographically, Brevard County is about halfway down the eastern coast of Florida, an hour's car drive east of Orlando and Disney World.

We are most famous as the Space Coast, because manned spaceflight in the United States began here at Cape Kennedy.

Our school and students are at the south end of the county, in the Melbourne/Palm Bay area. We are a 7th and 8th grade Middle School with about 780 students registered at our school. The club that is doing this project is an after school project for about 15 students.

• content authored
by Girls Get IT from Florida

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Valencia, Spain

American School of Valencia, ASV, is located on Puzol, Valencia, Spain, which means it is 303 km from Madrid; Spain's capital city.

ASV is composed of various nationals; Spanish, American, Chinese, Korean, Brazilian, Polish, Philippine, etc. Since the students are from all around the world, the students learn how to join together to harmonize.

It is an International Baccalaureate School, with students from Kindergarten to grade 12.

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by Ji Yea S. from Spain

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This project follows the Challenge Based Learning framework. Our goal was to develop a personalized understanding of the topic of Hunger in our communities.

The website is a collaborative effort to detail our essential questions, essential activities, findings, reflections, and solutions.

Secondary classrooms in Nigeria, Spain and the US were paired by the Global Virtual Classroom Foundation.

Students built and wrote the content of this website based on their research and personal experience. We used Twiducate – a educational website that is works a lot like Twitter. We then moved to collaborate on Edmodo, which is an educational community website similar to Facebook.

Most of the planning and discussion took place in Edmodo's threaded discussions. We posted documents, pictures and then tagged input from all the members of our classes in Edmodo. Then students moved the Edmodo content onto this website.

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