Students listen to and respond to stories about being homeless and helping others. They make Home Away from Home Fleece Scarves and donate them to a local shelter....
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Unit: Grow Involved K-2
Unit: This I Can Do!
This lesson will look at a day in the life of a homeless person and offer students a different point of view. It will demonstrate the importance of social justice and encourage students to adopt values and actions that help other people. While written for a Catholic Elementary School...
Students will discuss in what ways the groups Carly met showed a lack of acceptance. They will recall how Carly was treated by the groups she met while searching for safety. The students will observe the LEGO: Spot The Refugee poster and discuss what they see. They will describe the group and...
Unit: Bedtime Bags
In this one period lesson, students learn about people and children who are homeless and make bedtime bags for children in shelters as their service project.
"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." - Lily Tomlin...
Unit: Welcome Home
The students gain a background understanding of Habitat for Humanity as both a global and local organization. As advocates, they raise awareness of the issue of poverty and affordable housing in their community.
Students learn about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore as a community resource for affordable housing materials for building and home repair. Students use comparison shopping skills and plan a service project that addresses a need in their community.
Students develop understanding of the meaning of philanthropy and how it relates to them and the needs in their community. They explore photos in a photo journal book (Lives Turned Upside Down by Jim Hubard) and then create their own photo journal...
Unit: Earth Keepers
Students discuss the word homeless and how it is used in a sentence (as adjective and noun). After reading an article about homelessness by Anna Quindlen, they discuss a respectful way to use the language that describes a group of people who are vulnerable.
Unit: Bullying Prevention Plan
Youth utilize the persuasive power of oral, written and visual media as instruments of change. They make a plan as empowered and responsible members of the civil society to take action to prevent bullying behavior while being sensitive to the people involved, from the victim to the...