To become familiar with the causes and effects of famine and the efforts being made to help victims worldwide.
1 class period
The activity begins by going over a brief introductory paragraph with the class about what famine is, and its causes and effects.
Class members then continue reading more in-depth information on the causes and effects of famine while filling in missing words, names, and terms. All answers are hidden in word search puzzles within the reading. Students can begin with Puzzle 1, which contains the words, names, and terms needed to complete the first section.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.