Elementary students spent weeks researching food and the issues of hunger with their college buddies, now they get to share the knowledge with their peers and the community!
The students in Melissa Krueger’s, Mark Seeba’s, and Richard Cromwell’s fourth grade classes at Washington Elementary School have been learning about foods and the issues of hunger alongside their Concordia College freshmen classroom buddies for the past 12 weeks. The elementary students have spent months preparing display boards and brief speeches detailing various information about food and hunger to share with their peers and parents at a Hunger Fair on November 19 and 20 at Washington Elementary School, and presentations for the public on November 27 and 28.
Through this service learning project, the students have gained a better understanding of food, hunger, how hunger can impact learning, and how even they can have an impact to eradicate hunger for their peers and our community. The 20 Concordia College students are part of the Inquiry class offered by the college, where they learn about community service and helping others. The students come from all departments of the college. The class is under the direction of Dr. Barb Witteman.