First heard about the "International Year of Potato" while reading Mind & Body earlier this year. Till today went to the UN website and take a look... Wah! A website solely devoted to this.
Thought the video gives a good and a easy-to-understand overview. Ideas generated for lessons. The commentary touches on several aspects:
- Migration to all over the years and its economic value
- Potential in alleviating the world poverty and hunger
- It's role in agriculture sector and impact on the economic growth
- Farming - science and technology use to become widespread
- Conservation efforts
- Science and Research
A look at the website... There are lots more to offer... that subjects like Science, Humanities, and Food & Nutrition can tap on... of course, not forgetting English! Also, there's a photography competition, which can be a by-the-way submission by pupils as they attempt the related task/project.