Help End World Hunger

I’ve been meaning to post this for a long time and after receiving yet another email reminding me of it’s existence, I’d like to introduce you to the world of FreeRice.com. This website is a vocabulary quiz of sorts and for every word you get right, the sponsor that is currently advertising on that page donates 20 grains of rice through the United Nations as a means of ending world hunger.

Now 20 grains might not seem like a lot, but that’s for each word answered correctly. This program was started on October 7, 2007 and so far 10,604,716,470 grains of rice have been donated.  So go ahead, increase your vocabulary and give the gift of food this holiday season.

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One Response to Help End World Hunger

  1. Lisa Hensley says:

    I am already using this in my classroom. I have a word of the day- and we give- and I have challenged students- they get a bonus point of extra credit for every 15 minutes they spend on the website or approx. 3500 grains of rice. Each day I have at least 15 students turning in a signed note from parents validating their child was learning vocabulary while saving starving children around the world!

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