Event July 10th: Calling all geographers – world hunger & junior cycle resource update

Geographers – we need your help! Join us for a 2-hour workshop reviewing the Living in the Hallow of Plenty activities and ‘hunger map’, produced in 2013 with AGTI members with a focus on hunger, poverty and waste.


  • Date: July 10, 2019
  • Time: 10am – 12
  • Event address: Concern Worldwide, 52–55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2.

This curriculum development workshop is designed to support critical reflection on a resource produced for geography teachers Junior Cycle, set for launch in Sept 2019 and seeks to:

  • Explore different dimensions of world hunger today (definition, measurement, who’s at risk, causes and debates) based on the Global Hunger Index
  • Provide an annotated guide to readings and relevant online sources of information
  • Include a set of suggested activities for introducing and exploring the issue of hunger, food security as starter activities linked to the Sustainable Development Goals agenda (SDG 2 Zero Hunger).

Some key questions guiding the session:

  • How should hunger issues align with the updated Junior Cycle geography specification?
  • What areas are of most interest on issues of hunger, waste, extreme weather and climates, crop failure, consumption and what are the latest trends?
  • What tools and activities would support specification linking in an active and learner-centred approach?
  • Register interest, gain a CPD participation certificate and acknowledgement in the project by emailing tony@8020.ie or registering on Facebook and joining us on the day.

Access the 2013 project resources: www.developmenteducation.ie/resource/living-in-the-hollow-of-plenty-world-hunger-today-and-the-hunger-map and http://hungermap.developmenteducation.ie/

This teaching resource is being produced in conjunction with the Association of Geography Teachers in Ireland (AGTI), Concern Worldwide and 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World.