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Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. The US congress has now made June19 Juneteenth National Independence Day. Saturday,

June 19, 2021 will be the first observance of Juneteenth as National Independence Day.

Teaching Resources

Lesson Plans

World Food Day - October 16, 2021
“Grow, nourish, sustain. Together, our actions are our future”

World Food Day 2021 is celebrated every year all over the world with a view to paying tribute to the founding date of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. The day is observed throughout the world by many organizations and authorities such as the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development to highlight the critical issue of hunger throughout the world that is increasing due to climate change, wars and violence, and broad issues of political instability. Below are suggested lesson and resource materials for the classroom. If you find better examples or have original ideas to share contact IECSS at

Background Resources

UN Sustainable Development Goal #2 – Zero Hunger MS, HS

World Food Day 2021 Theme, Activities, Quotes, Slogan and Wishes – Elem., MS, HS

Lesson Materials

Sustainable Development Goals Learning Materials – Elem., MS, HS

World Food Day: Lesson Ideas
Here is background information lesson ideas about World Food Day with materials from video, and children’s books – Elem., MS


World Food Day Lesson Plan – My Hero
Here are multimedia resources and a lesson plan with discussion questions and learning outcomes. Elem, MS, HS

World Food Day Activities and Ideas

This set of activities includes service-learning activities as well as scientific and economic issue related to sustainable food supplies. Elem, MS, HS

World Food Day Poster Contest and other resources from – United Nations.

Ages 5-19 - Form is on the website. Deadline is in November.

World Food Day for ESL Students


Teaching English - World Food Day

This is a step-by-step guide for English learners from the British Council. It links to resources. MS, H

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