Thursday, October 26, 2017

IJWC joins World Food Day 2017

International Junior Writers Club (IJWC) joined the United Nations' celebration of World Food Day on October 16, 2017 with the theme, "Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.” To engage them as a way to raise awareness of global hunger and the need for global food security, students at Alternative Education Center, Odessa, TX were asked a hypothetical question, "If you had a superpower to cook two favorite native foods to share with the world, what should these be and why?" Students responded to the question and then wrote a one-act comedy drama in their English class about their two favorite foods who are competing to be the only food to be cooked to feed the world because each one of them claims to be more special.

On the other hand, students at Instituto de EducaciĆ³n Secundaria IES Prado Mayor, Totana, Murcia, Spain, through the mentorship of Ms. Maria Aranzazu MouriƱo Loretto, wrote about their favorite native foods in Spanish language. The students' writing outputs from Spain were sent to the US to be translated into the English language. US students who are learning Spanish as a foreign language tried to translate the Spanish writing outputs into English, making the students' learning process and experience more authentic to them.