Be the Change: Homelessness

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Social Studies
Media / Technology
Issue Area: 
Hunger (poverty)
Focus Question 

How might individuals and society address the issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and their underlying causes? 

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Unit Overview 

Students learn about the issue of homelessness and take action to address the issue. Students examine their preconceptions and build on their understanding about homelessness, seeking to discover the actual facts and statistics about homelessness locally and nationally. 

Service Experience 
Each group carries out an individual plan of action or advocacy to address the issue of homelessness. In the first session, they plan the action, and in the second session they carry out their plan and reflect on their experience.
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