Students learn how poverty and hunger are related.
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To help students understand the challenges of feeding a family a healthy meal on a limited budget.
To help students understand how nonprofit organizations effectively address issues of poverty, food insecurity, immigration, and disenfranchisement locally and globally. To help students experience and understand how farming works.
Unit: Road Less Traveled
Unit: Addressing Poverty
The learners analyze why nonprofit organizations are needed, especially when for-profit and governmental institutions do some of the same work. They investigate a local nonprofit that works to alleviate poverty in the community and describe the importance of philanthropy in the community....
Students will determine the specific skills needed to produce the chosen quilt then decide upon their own area of specialization. Labor will be divided and production will commence—assembly line style.
Learners will define poverty by listing its characteristics and effects. They will identify organizations which serve those who are in poverty. They will analyze the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and determine whether poverty is a violation of the document’s principles.
Students will recognize the importance of philanthropic organizations by using timelines to match historical events to events in philanthropy.
This lesson introduces the health workers who are saving children's lives across the world. Students learn what types of preventable diseases threaten babies and children and what the workers do. Students work in small groups to research and report on statistics about five featured countries....