food-crisis-and-social-unrest– The article
world-food-crisis– The powerpoint presentation
Here is the article, as well as the slides that I used for the lesson, in case you missed something. I hope that you found the activity useful. I also hope that after this activity, you will be able to approach news articles with a view to picking up not only vocabulary, but also critical thinking skills. There are many ways in which you engage with the language, in school and out of it, and I hope that as we go along, you will see more and more ways to merge the skills that you pick up from each language use context.
Talk with your friends about the burning issues. Write in a journal about your view of the world around you. I guarantee results.