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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...
GRADES: Primary
The Close to Home curriculum uses a multi-media approach to engage students and teachers. It includes essays written by people who have experienced homelessness, photographs, music, and classroom speakers.  The program was recently piloted at Pierce Elementary School in Brookline, MA, winning rave reviews from six graders and their teachers. “When...
GRADES: Primary
This lesson will look at a day in the life of a homeless person and offer students a different point of view. It will demonstrate the importance of social justice and encourage students to adopt values and actions that help other people. While written for a Catholic Elementary School, this lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.
GRADES: Primary
Most people in the United States and in our own communities live in homes. They have warm beds to sleep in and plenty of food and clothing. However, there are some people who don’t have those things; they do not have the luxury of sleeping in a warm bed at night or eating healthy and nutritious food or buying new clothes. These people are homeless...
GRADES: Primary
In this lesson plan, elementary students develop an understanding of what it means to be homeless and why people become homeless. Using various resources, including video segments from Religion & Ethics, books, and community guest speakers, students explore different perspectives on the homeless, including the issue of whether or not they...
GRADES: Primary
Objective: Students will better understand homelessness and the words associated with the homeless.

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