Project on Poverty and Homelessness at Sea Crest School
What does it mean to be hungry? What is poverty, and what is its impact?
Individuals and nations who struggle with poverty and hunger do so as a result of many factors, including cost of living, environmental impact, societal pressures and social service support that are available. In this unit, students will learn about the relationship between poverty (both domestically and internationally) and social issues such as hunger, food insecurity, and homelessness. They will examine government social service programs and philanthropic efforts designed to provide assistance to persons in need.
Students learn facts about hunger and food insecurity and understand the three stages of hunger.
Students research and compare statistics of the history of hunger and obesity around the world.
Students explore the causes and impacts of hunger, and how hunger differs depending on location.
What is a famine and what are its effects? Students read and write an "interior monologue" response.
Students explore the effects of hunger and its role in the lives of children.
Students conduct and compile research about hunger.
Students identify emergency food assistance programs and stereotypes surrounding hunger.
Students learn how poverty and hunger are related.
Students learn about food scarcity through a particular country's story.
Students will learn about overpopulation and its connection to hunger.
Students will learn about the similarities and differences of the hunger situation in the two different classifications of countries: industrialized nations and developing nations.
Students will learn about federal social service programs over time and SNAP, the food assistance program.
Students experience working and unemployment through a very simplified role play.
Students experience empathy for people who are homeless by listening to a song and completing the “I Am’ poem assignment.
Students explore how charity and philanthropy address hunger and poverty.