Helping the Homeless
Middle schoolers 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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Documentary Film Screening
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,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Maniac Magee: Problematic Situation
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.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Karma Tycoon (Video Game): Running a Nonprofit Unit
Your class learns to launch and operate a nonprofit, procure funding, manage finances, and help others with this superbly designed unit. Includes well-crafted activities, Internet research, worksheets, vocabulary, and a high-interest...
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Stereotypes About Homelessness
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.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Little Hands Help the Homeless
Young scholars 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...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Shedding Light On An Invisible Problem
Students explore the lives of homeless people, focusing particularly on Students. They develop ideas to increase awareness about this issue and create campaigns that educate their peers about the large number of homeless students and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts