World Food Programme (WFP)
This is a teacher’s guide for a Nobel Prize lesson – a complete lesson on the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, which is awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organisation working to eradicate hunger. The lesson is planned to take about 50 minutes.
Teacher’s Guide (PDF 60K)
A Swedish version of the lesson is available at nobelprizemuseum.se
Fighting hunger and starvation
The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize shines a light on the battle against hunger and starvation. The World Food Programme is one arm of the United Nations, and in 2019 it distributed food aid to almost 100 million people in 88 countries. Through its comprehensive humanitarian efforts, the WFP is also improving the conditions for peace in war zones, and the organisation is a driving force in preventing the use of starvation as a weapon of war and armed conflict.
1. Warm-up (5 min)
Ask your students the following questions.
- What is the Nobel Prize?
- Why is it called the Nobel Prize?
- Are you familiar with any Nobel Laureate?
2. Show the video about Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize (5 min)
3. Slideshow (15 min)
Show the slides, using the speaker’s manuscript.
Slideshow (PDF 3 MB)
Speaker’s Manuscript (PDF 300 Kb)
4. Show the interview with an expert in the field (5 min)
5. Show the video “Zero hunger” (5 min)
6. Student worksheet (10-15 min)
Let your students work individually with the questions and then discuss their answers with a classmate.
Student Worksheet (PDF 50 Kb)
7. Conclusion (5 min)
Summarise what you and the class have understood, and what you have not understood. You can work with the latter on another occasion.
Links for further information
Read more about the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize at Nobelprize.org
Hunger map, showing where hunger is found across the world (from World Food Programme)