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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,...
Habitat for Humanity Canada and Genworth Financial Canada are asking students in grade 4, 5 and 6 across Canada to tell us what "home" means to them by entering the Meaning of Home Contest. Karson- Guelph, Ontario She opens her eyes slowly hoping, yet again, that maybe when they are fully open she’ll be in a warm house, with a cozy bed and a...
These three workshops are geared toward youth 16 to 24 years of age. The workshops are self administered workshops which can be used with small or large groups of people (participants). The moderator would be the person facilitating the workshop. The moderator reads the directions, information and moderates discussion. Workshop I (.pdf)...
GRADES: Primary
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine how urban, young adults assessed received social supports (Vaux, 1988) during homelessness in high school. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness (2007), approximately 1 to 1.5 million youth under the age of 18 in America experience at least one incident of homelessness each year...
GRADES: Secondary
GRADES: 9-10 Visual Arts(The Elements of Design),ESLE (Social Justice and Media) Includes a full unit plan (3 part lesson plans) Think, Pair, Share Activities Checkbricks for Assessments As/For Learning Integration of multimedia This unit explores homelessness by taking art back to the street. Some of the most influential and progressive artists...
GRADES: Secondary
GRADES: Grade 10 Civics, Grade 10 History (Present),ESL-D/E (Social Justice/Human Rights) *could also be integrated into Grade 5 Language Arts with the exemplair of the grade 5 poem and connection to Canada (Social Studies) unit Key Terms and Minds-On Questions Includes full unit plan (and lesson plan ideas) Checkbricks for Assessments As/For...

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