Unit Overview 

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.

Service Experience 
The final portion of the unit engages students to be proactive and fight against poverty through a public awareness campaign and participation in a service-learning project with a local soup kitchen.
Lessons in This Unit