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GRADES: Secondary
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: Secondary
This lesson is designed for social studies, economics, sociology, citizenship, government, current events, and other related classes, grades 9-12. Lesson Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will: -Articulate opinions and support them with reasons, facts, and examples. -Conduct research using a variety of resources and make comparisons...
GRADES: Secondary
Himal’s Story is designed to use with high school students. The content can be adapted for use with older or younger students. The 2 days’ lessons are designed to: 1. Raise awareness of the multiple causes of poverty 2. Increase students’ understanding as to the range and scope of impact that poverty has on children’s lives 3. Explore solutions...
GRADES: Secondary
In this lesson for high school students, students will consider their own notions of poverty, examine the lives of people classified as “working poor” from a variety of perspectives, and present their findings to the class. Then, students will synthesize their knowledge in a paper examining poverty and hardworking people.
GRADES: Secondary
The purpose of these lessons is to investigate the meaning of the term 'poverty' and to begin to understand some of the problems facing policy makers in tackling the problem. The range of problems is highlighted through the links, where an array of definitions of poverty are provided. Who decided that these levels were appropriate anyway? The...
GRADES: Secondary
The unit will be approached from a multi-disciplinary perspective including cultural, sociological, anthropological and psychological. It will deal with such pertinent issues as the working poor, financial poverty vs poverty of opportunity, the politics of poverty and the overall impact of poverty on the individual and society as a whole. A wide...

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