Potato Famine Pages
We invite your creativity in the study and commemoration of the Famine and look forward to helping with your work.
Click here for our History page where you will find issues and topics for projects.
As you learn about the potato you might wonder what the victims of the famine might have wanted you to do with your knowledge. Perhaps they would have wanted you to feed a hungry person- what can you do in your community today to combat hunger?
Consider becoming involved in a "Spud Out Day" Sept. 9 each year an International focus upon the danger faced by worldwide potato crops due to the same fungus which caused the Great Famine, and upon the persistence of Famine in the Modern World. The Event will call for: Giving up potatoes for a day and donating those same potatoes to the hungry. This is an ideal project for Biology as well As History which also has a Service aspect for students to become motivated to help the Hungry. Other commemorative suggestions are found here just click!
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