What is Poverty?
Students construct a common understanding of what we mean by "world poverty" and what we think of when we refer to "the world's poor." they Engage in a class discussion to complete the "What Have We LEARNED?" chart.
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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
Millennium Development Goals - To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Students study what it is like to be poor. In this poverty lesson plan, students research and complete activities on poverty including Alpaca farmers, living on 50 pesos per day, and how to help those in need.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Poverty Point: A Louisiana Treasure
A well-done and informative presentation, this resource could be used to pique interest in Lousiana's history. This presentation about Poverty Point, a mound created by Native Americans, is a fascinating exploration of this topic. What...
5th Social Studies & History
President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural Address
The strong, direct words of President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address provided a philosophical turning point to 20th century American democracy. For 13 poignant minutes, the 35th president cautioned his fellow citizens about showing...
14 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable