Students explore their responsibility and connections to their community. They become familiar with nonprofit organizations that serve the community, specifically Habitat for Humanity. They research the issue of poverty and affordable housing in the community and conduct comparitive cost analysis on housing materials.
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 presentation/poster showing the needs in their community.
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.