Units For Secondary

Units For Secondary

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,...
GRADES: Secondary
This unit explores homelessness by taking art back to the street. Some of the most influential and progressive artists have emerged from this form of art. Students will explore graffiti art, as well as sculpture, and will learn to reflect on the society around them through artistic means. Students will learn to be activists and to provoke thought...
GRADES: Secondary
This unit is intended for teachers of Grade 9/10 History and/or Civics/Citizenship learners. The activities described here have been developed based on curriculum expectations for Intermediate students from various provincial education ministry/departments across Canada. The common element of most provincial curriculum expectations is: the...
GRADES: Secondary
Homelessness, as an important social issue, can be easily addressed throughout the Social Sciences and Humanities Curriculum. The lessons which have been included here are just a sample of the multitude of ways that homelessness can be woven into our classes. Each of the lessons incorporates language and literacy development opportunities as well...
GRADES: Secondary
“Homelessness” as a topic for study offers us, the teachers of English and Media, a thought-provoking lens for considering anew many standard literary classics and, thus, for deepening our perspectives on contemporary literature. Traditional universal themes– revenge, forbidden love, the journey, for example–have stood the test of time as avenues...
GRADES: Secondary
People whose lives have been shaped by struggles with mental well-being tell us that safe, affordable housing is fundemental to building a better situation. But finding and keeping a home is often difficult in Canada today, and many of the homeless that we see on our streets are also dealing with mental health issues. Here, we draw on both social...

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