Units For Primary

Units For Primary

Unsheltered Lives is a collaborative effort of the Committee on Temporary Shelter, VISTA, and the Vermont Department of Education. In 1990 Alex Messinger, then a VISTA volunteer at the Committee on Temporary Shelter, researched and wrote Unsheltered Lives as part of his VISTA service.  VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a federal,...
The learners will recognize and identify many of the causes of hunger and poverty in the world as well as in their community. They will demonstrate an understanding of one's responsibility to provide for the common good by appropriately responding to the needs of others, particularly those who are experiencing hunger or poverty in their community.
GRADES: Primary
The guide was inspired by a desire to engage teachers and students in learning and activities related to Homelessness Action Week, growing out of the successful experience of some teachers during the first Homelessness Action Week in 2006. The information and materials in this guide are designed for senior elementary students – Grades 6 and 7 –...
GRADES: Primary
This curriculum is designed to assist the instructor by providing an outline of a lesson plan through provision of an objective, suggested readings, speakers, classroom activities, assignments and general information about the topic. Each unit can be delivered independently or can be presented as a complete package. Units can also be used in any...
GRADES: Primary
The Teacher Toolkit (the Toolkit) was created by the Homelessness and Housing Umbrella Group (HHUG). The HHUG is a non-partisan group consisting of concerned individuals, including individuals with lived experience, agencies and groups committed to preventing and reducing homelessness in Waterloo Region (www.hhug.ca). This resource was designed to...
GRADES: Primary
This lesson looks at the important role that shelter plays in measuring quality of life. In the lesson, students will develop an understanding of the word homeless by learning about a boy who lives in an airport through the book Fly Away Home, by Eva Bunting. Through this literature, students will be able to conceptualize the concept of...

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