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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Social justice is the theme of a 12-lesson unit that uses photographs to focus students' attention on and expand their understanding of current social issues facing society. Class members learn how to closely examine an image, and to...
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Respect My Rights, Respect My Dignity: Module Two – Housing is A Human Right

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take learners on a journey throughout the world to discover how other people live. Scholars experience a taste of what life feels like for those in poverty and without housing. Activities include discussions, building a cardboard house,...
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Documentary Film Screening

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Watching documentaries is a good way to become well-informed about important issues. Middle and high schoolers organize a screening of a chosen documentary that describes current crises around the world, including homelessness, hunger,...
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Maniac Magee: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As part of their reading of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, class members consider what it would take to survive living on their own. Using the provided worksheet, individuals list their needs and decide where they would seek shelter.
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Moments

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Examine homelessness through a series of writing and discussion activities and a short film. Learners first come up with their own stories based on images of characters in the film. They then watch the film and respond to a series of...
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Homeless awareness on a cold night

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions and posing problems. They use a variety of technological and informational resources to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate...
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Graphing the Annual Food Drive

For Teachers K - 12th
Students graph the number of items contributed to the food drive. They compare daily results to other days or to an overall goal and answer questions based on the graph.
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Homeless for the Holidays

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
You may recognize the face of homelessness right in your own classroom.
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice | Exposing Homelessness and Poverty

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewPhotos can capture a complete story in a single image. Class members closely examine a photo of a homeless camp and attempt to read the story told by the picture. They then read the caption for the photograph and compare their notes with...
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Global Hunger and Malnutrition

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Is there a difference between hunger and malnutrtion? Is this a problem only in third world countries? How does hunger and malnutrition affect the community? Why do these problems exist when the world produces enough food to feed...
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Pancake Breakfast Plans

For Students 5th
For this pancake breakfast planning worksheet, 5th graders solve and complete 9 different problems that include completing a chart for a pancake breakfast. First, they set up a spreadsheet to help them plan the event. Then, students...
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Homelessness:Key Terms

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the concept of homelessness. In this social issues lesson, students research homelessness through key terms, in order explore the concept in more depth.
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Homelessness

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Student explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, pupils participate in a service project and take a test on homelessness.
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Erase Homelessness

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students research the plight of homeless individuals and families, locally, within their country, or elsewhere. They problem-solve ideas to help alleviate homelessness. They then dramatically illustrate their solutions to be the problem...
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October: World Food Day

For Teachers K - 8th
Students research, examine and study about World Food Day and all its implications world wide. They become aware of the food needs around the world and everyone's responsibility to meet those needs. Each student discusses the problems of...
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Homelessness

For Teachers K - 2nd
Take a close look at homelessness with your learners.  For this character development lesson, young artists draw a large pair of sunglasses, adding their family and pictures representing their belongings and values on the left lens, and...
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Poetry--Homeless People

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create a poem about homeless people using images they saw on websites. After reading the book "The Outsiders", 8th graders make connections of real life homeless people with characters in the book. Students search the web...
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Stereotypes About Homelessness

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students re-evaluate their own views of homelessness. They discuss their views on the homeless, examine where their ideas come from, and compare their views with what others have said. They write about "iam," a homeless man they study.
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A Day in the Life of a Homeless Person

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners examine the day in the life of a homeless person. In this humanitarian lesson, students examine the life of a homeless person while discovering the importance of social justice in our society.
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Community Table-Community Ties: The Drive

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. For this service learning lesson, students consider the issues of hunger and homelessness. Students explore literature dealing with the topics and brainstorm ways they may be able to help...
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Homeless

For Teachers K - 4th
Young scholars study the plight of homeless families. In this homelessness lesson, students read a book about homeless people. Young scholars brainstorm ways to help and complete a worksheet. Students then implement a service project for...
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Christmas Makes Me Think

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover that Christmas is a time for giving and sharing. For this Christmas spirit lesson, 3rd graders read a book about a child who is excited about Christmas trees and presents, but comes to realize that Christmas is...
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The Meaning of Home

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the meaning of home. In this emotional well being activity, students give reasons why home is important to them. Students discuss homelessness and how it effects people. Students discuss that home it not only a physical...
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Homelessness – A Bottom Line Issue

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read a fact sheet about homelessness in the U.S. and Texas. For this homelessness awareness lesson, students design a budget based on minimum wage earnings and evaluate how basic needs can be met. Learners discuss and write...
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Be the Change You Wish to See

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate how one person can change the world for the better.  In this humanity lesson, students review their research on malaria from a previous lesson and create ideas for solving world problems such as hunger, disease, and...
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Exploring Philanthropic Motivations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students understand the reasons people give to those less fortune. For this philanthropic lesson, students read Passing the Dream by Penny Caldwell. Students respond to the poem by making a list of things they would like to change...
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Improve the Lives of the Homeless in New Orleans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop a business plan to address the issue of homelessness. In this "Homeless in New Orleans" lesson, students learn how to develop a business plan, interview homeless people, brainstorm ideas and present their final plan to...
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Homeless in our Community

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore homelessness in their local community. In this service project/social studies lessons, children research local areas where homeless people reside, discuss global acceptance and unity, and visit a local food bank.
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Settling Down

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the Umoja shantytown in Miami, Florida as well as other shantytowns around the world in order to create a Web site bringing awareness to the issue of slum dwelling.
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Day in the Life of a Homeless Person

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners examine a day from the point of view of a homeless person. They listen to and discuss two stories, identify ways to help homeless people, watch a Reading Rainbow video, and write an essay.
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Hunger at Home

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss the plight of the homeless in the U.S. and in their own community. They participate in a food drive for a local shelter. They role play being homeless and discover what it would be like to not have food or shelter.
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Children on the Street

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the causes and effects of child homelessness in Turkey and around the world. They compare the issues surrounding child homelessness in poor and wealthy countries.
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Needs of the Homeless

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars explore the needs of the homeless. In this philanthropy lesson student read chapter 1 of Trevor's Place and discuss facts regarding homelessness. Students write their impressions about homelessness in journals.
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How the Community Meets Needs: The Drive

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore the four sectors of the economy. In this character development lesson, students experience giving up "their worldly possessions" and then discuss feelings that might occur when people experience homelessness or the...
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Homelessness and Its Causes

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students read a book about homelessness and learn facts about the causes of the situation. In this homelessness activity, students read the book Our Wish and discuss questions pre and post reading. Students study facts about the cause of...
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A Walk In Someone Else's Shoes

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create a PowerPoint presentation documenting their research on the plight of the less fortunate. Using internet research and sources, they gather information about their topic and use the provided template to create...
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A Place to Lay My Head

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine social ills through art. For this art interpretation lesson, students analyze the sculpture titled "Pillows," and discuss stereotypes associated with homelessness.
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What Can We Do to Help End Hunger?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore poverty by participating in world hunger activities. In this food resources lesson, students identify the number of people around the world who suffer from malnutrition and possible remedies for their situation. Students...
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Sam and the Lucky Money

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read the story Sam and the Lucky Money. In this reading lesson, 3rd graders discuss the story. Students write in a reader's response journal as they read the story.
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Exploring the Meaning of Home and Homelessness

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students list things that define a home and identify reasons for homelessness. For this home and homelessness lesson plan, students discuss and read about why people become homeless.
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Exploring the Meaning of Home and Homelessness

For Students 4th
In this homelessness teaching guide, 4th graders focus on the meaning of the word "home" as well as those that are homeless.  Students complete 2 activities and answer 4 short answer questions giving opinions and statements regarding...
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Exploring the Meaning of Home and Homelessness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers identify the importance of home.  In this home and homelessness lesson, students discuss what makes a home and what makes it important to them.  Middle schoolers also discuss issues that cause conflict in the home and...
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Advanced Sentence Completion: 14

For Students 6th - 8th
In this sentence completion learning exercise, middle schoolers fill in the blank for the correct word for each sentence. Students complete 10 multiple choice questions. Click on "show all" to see the rest of the learning exercise.
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Why is the Emmaus Approach Successful?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the functions of the Emmaus community. In this homelessness lesson, students research the work of the Emmaus group in providing hostel living for the homeless. Students create their own Emmaus models.
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Homelessness

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners examine homelessness. For this homelessness lesson, students discuss The Treasure of Lemon Brown regarding stereotypes and treasures. Learners create mosaics that feature what their homes mean to them.
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On the Street Where You Live

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the costs of everyday living. In this homelessness lesson, students explore 3 scenarios and create budgets for the families in each scenario and tackle unplanned expenses that each family experiences.
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Homelessness: How Many Homeless People are There?What Does it Mean to be Homeless?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine the issue of homelessness. In this homelessness lesson, students discuss how to determine the number of homeless people in the United Kingdom and the impact that losing one's home makes. Students consult selected...
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How do people become homeless?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the causes of homelessness.  In this Sociology lesson, 9th graders describe some of the reasons which make it difficult for people who have become homeless to get themselves out of that situation.  Students...
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Lesson Plan 7 – Homeless Youth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of homelessness. In this social issues lesson, students research the conditions of homeless youth. Students participate in role-playing activities and write letters to government officials regarding the...
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Homelessness

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study homelessness and the associated vocabulary. In this homelessness lesson, students work with a classmate to determine the definitions of words that are associated with homelessness. They attempt to define the words and then...
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Rural Homelessness

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners read about rural homelessness. In this homelessness lesson, students read about rural homelessness and practice their note taking skills. Learners discuss rural homelessness as a group and answer the provided questions.
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Making a Difference #1

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study homelessness. In this homelessness lesson, students brainstorm ideas about the well-being of individuals. Students write a letter to parents and their community asking for donations for homeless care kits. Students also...
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Homelessness

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore homelessness.  In this speaking, listening, and critical thinking instructional activity, students listen to and discuss 3 scenarios in which families from urban, rural, and suburban communities became homeless due to...
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Homeless in America

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars study the plight of the American homeless. For this homelessness lesson, students define homelessness and watch video segments pertaining to the the American homeless. Young scholars list three reasons people become...
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Lesson Plan XII

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research the problem of homeless youth. In this homelessness activity, 7th graders read the worksheet 'Kids Who Can't Go Home.' Students discuss the reading and the social services in place to help homeless youth....
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Poetry for Home: Homelessness

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners read a poem to learn about homelessness. In this poetry activity, students make a list of words about their home and then feelings about their home. Learners read the poem 'When I Think Home' and then write their own version of...
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Family Lessons in Philanthropy: The Drive

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars investigate family philanthropy. In this family philanthropy lesson, students review vocabulary such as community, family, service, volunteer, tradition, and caring. They listen to Valerie Flournoy's, The Patchwork Quilt....
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Hunger and Homelessness

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students graph and then reflect on how they would feel if they didn't have a snack when they were hungry. In this hunger and homelessness lesson plan, students listen to the story "Lucky Money" and act out parts of the story. Students...
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Houses and Communities

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students compare homes around the world. In this geography instructional activity, students compare the different types of houses families live in around the world based on climate, environment and necessity. After listening to...
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Homelessness

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the importance of soup kitchens. In this philanthropy lesson, students brainstorm ways they can be philanthropists. Students watch a puppet show about a young girl who doesn't have enough to eat at home and has to go...
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I Was Hungry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students engage in a instructional activity that focuses on the problem of hunger in the world. They are presented with the concept of being a global citizen. The context of the instructional activity is the reading of poetry and...
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Little Hands Help the Homeless

For Teachers K - 12th
Students explore, analyze and study the concept of the homeless. They cover a wide range of classroom, community and career activities that define, develop, encourage, support and defend the homeless as well as what we can do as...
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Maniac Magee Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read Jerry Spinelli's, Maniac Magee, which focuses on homelessness, illiteracy, and racism. They research Jerry Spinelli's biography and other works using the Internet, and write an on-line book review of Maniac Magee.
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Hidden Homelessness

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students research homelessness. In this current events lesson, students view a presentation about homelessness and discuss the different types of homelessness that can be found in communities. Students discuss the impact of homelessness...
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Running Away - Not an Option to Die For

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students reflect on the issues that homeless people face on a daily basis.  In this homeless awareness lesson, students examine the statistics of runaway kids, explore homelessness and participate in multiple activities that center...
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Organizations that Tackle Homelessness

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars consider the work of charities that benefit the homeless. In this charities lesson, students research the work of local, national, and international organizations that support the homeless.
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Lesson Plan 8 – Rural Homelessness

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students examine the plight of the homeless. In this homelessness lesson, students identify and discuss reasons that homelessness occurs in rural areas and consider methods communities might use to prevent homelessness.
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On the Street Where You Live

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students complete a word find on vocabulary related to homelessness. In this current events instructional activity, students discuss a story and view a video.
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No Place Like Homelessness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils complete a unit of activities that help them understand homelessness, its causes, and ways to better the situation. For this homelessness lesson, students complete five activities that help them to define homelessness and its...
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Meeting Our Basic Needs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students identify community resources that meet our basic needs. In this community resources lesson, students brainstorm ways that our three basic needs of food, clothing and shelter can be met within the community.
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Lesson Plan IX- Hypothetical Homelessness

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate resources to meet hypothetical homelessness situation based on The Harper's Misfortune.  For this critical thinking lesson, students read a scenario and work collaboratively to find resources and agencies that could...
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KS3 Citizenship: Cathy Come Home (1966)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view, critique and analyze a moving drama that offers a way into looking at housing problems today. They become aware of the issues, conditions and emotional side of sliding into poverty, debt and homelessness through the eyes...
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Hidden homelessness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research a problem of society that is not easily recognized. There is a hidden population of homeless persons who live in hotels, shelters, etc... Students research a case study and reflect upon the problem in order to...
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Homeless

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore homelessness through the reading of "Homeless" by Anna Quindlen. They discuss their thoughts about homelessness and how they feel about the problem. They complete a reader response sheet.
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Street Children - A Topical Lesson Plan From Learn.co.uk

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore poverty-related issues, use research, discussion and class work to further understanding of situations in developing countries, and discuss and compare Students own school life with that of children in...
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Homeless Awareness - Paperclay Sculpture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study and create a visual response to the plight of homeless populations in the community by using paper clay and sloppy clay. They also participate in a class discussion about their own personal encounters with homeless people...
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Getting the Children Off The Street

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students are introduced to the characteristics of street children. They identify the causes of the children leaving home and the international and regional organizations that are trying to help the situation. Using the internet, they...
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Local Dynamics of Taking to the Street - Causes & Consequences

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students are introduced to the topic of street children. They identify the main reasons children leave home. Using the internet, they research the availablity of healthcare and education of children in an assigned country. They develop...
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The Prevalence of Street Children in the World Today - Introduction

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students are introduced to the topic of street children. They identify the main reasons why they are lead to a live of living on the streets. In groups, they discuss the extent of the problem throughout the world today. They create an...
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Children Living on the Street - Debating the Fundamentals

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders identify issues related to the rights of children who live on the street. Using the internet, they research topics of interest to them. In groups, they develop arguments supporting their point of view and debate them in...
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Heart to Heart Interviews

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students interview veterans at a local homeless shelter. They publish their interviews in a class newspaper. They also present their information in different forums.
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Helping the Homeless

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students survey their peers on the issue of homelessness. They visit a shelter and research it on the internet. They identify myths and discover the importance of job skills and education.
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Street People

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research homelessness including how people end up living on the streets and other related issues such as government response and charity. Using their research, students engage in improvisation, role-plays and monologues on the...
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Begging for Another Chance

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read a New York Times article in order to explore different perspectives on homelessness. They volunteer at sites that help the homeless and share their experiences.