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RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

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, domestic, volunteer agency committed to working against the forces of poverty in the United States....
GRADES: Secondary
ORGANIZATION: Homeless Hub
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
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 have emerged from this form of art. Students will explore graffiti art, as well as sculpture, and...

GRADES: Secondary
ORGANIZATION: Homeless Hub
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
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 Learning Integration of multimedia Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and...
GRADES: Secondary
ORGANIZATION: Homeless Hub
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
GRADES: 11-12 Food and Nutrition, Grade 10 Civics, ESLC (letter writing to government MP) Includes full unit plan (with 3 part lesson plans that include Learning Outcomes/Learning Goals) Checkbricks for Assessments As/For Learning (KWL Charts, Brainstorming resources, etc) Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and connections (including Field Trip ideas and community orientated research activities)

Homelessness, as an...

GRADES: Secondary
ORGANIZATION: Homeless Hub
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
GRADES: Grade 10-12 Media, Grade 9-10 English, Grade 9-10 Drama, ESLE (Grammar unit) Key Terms and Minds-On Questions Includes full unit plan (and 3 part lesson plans) Examples for Assessment As/For Learning (diagnostic checkbricks, big idea questions) Examples for Assessment Of Learning (debates, collogues, cartoons, monologues, skits, etc)

 

“Homelessness” as a topic for study offers us, the teachers of English and Media, a thought-...

GRADES: Secondary
ORGANIZATION: Simon Fraser University
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010
GRADES: Grade 10 Civics, Grade 11 IAPS, Grade 12 Challenge and Change, Grade 9-12 Health and Physical Education (Mental Health unit *can also be included in elementary HPE resources), connections to Native statistics (ESLC/E) Includes unit plan Includes Learning Goals and Objectives for each lesson Includes lesson plan ideas Includes a Glossary of Terms/Key Words and Definitions Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and...
GRADES: Secondary
ORGANIZATION: TDRC
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Toronto Disaster Relief CommitteeTDRC

GRADES: Grade 11 Law, Grade 10 Civics, Grade 11 IAPS, Grade 12 Challenge and Change, Grade 9-12 Health and Physical Education (Mental Health unit*can also be included in elementary HPE resources) Complete website available (http://...
GRADES: Secondary
ORGANIZATION: PBS
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
GRADE: Grade 10 Civics, Grade 10 History, Grade 12 Challenge and Change Complete website available (http://www.pbs.org/now/printable/classroom_women_print.html) Includes lesion ideas Includes Learning Objectives Think, Pair, Share activities Downloadable Assessment As/For Learning Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and connections Use of multimedia...
GRADES: Secondary
ORGANIZATION: teachUNICEF
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

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 and programs that can help break the cycle of poverty

GRADES: Secondary
ORGANIZATION: Random House
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004
GRADES: Grade 10 Civics, Grade 10 History,ESLC-E,Grade 9-12 Health and Physical Education (Mental Health unit *can also be included in elementary HPE resources) *could also be integrated into elementary Language Arts grade 6-8 Complete website available (http://www.randomhouse.com/highschool/resources/lessonplans/workingpoor.html#1) Includes a 3 part...
GRADES: Secondary
ORGANIZATION: Ontario Family Studies Leadership Council; SkyWorks Charitable Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011
GRADES: Grade 10 Civics, Grade 10 History, Grade 11-12 Food and Nutrition,Grade 11 World Issues, Grade 12 Challenge and Change, ESLE (Social Justice unit) To be used in conjunction with Home Safe DVD collection Includes lesson ideas Includes reflection questions (Assessment as Learning) Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and connections

A classroom resource for exploring issues of poverty, homelessness, and food...

GRADES: Secondary
ORGANIZATION: City of Toronto
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

City of Toronto

GRADES: Grade 10 Civics, Grade 10 History *could also be integrated into elementary Language Arts grade K-8 Access to full website (http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=c0aeab2cedfb0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&...
GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

 

Division: Primary Subject: Visual Arts, Music, Language Arts, Media, Social Studies Includes Learning Goals and Objectives Includes Lesson Ideas Includes ideas for Assessment As, For and Of Learning Provides cross-curricular connections

 

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...

GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: TDRC
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008
Division: Primary Subjects: Language Arts, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education Complete website available (http://tdrc.net/resources/public/TeachingGuide.htm) Includes lesson plan ideas and community orientated research activities Includes links to reading comprehension activities Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and connections (Links to...
GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: Homelessness and Housing Umbrella Group
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
Division: Kindergarten, Primary, Junior, Intermediate Subjects: Social Studies, Language (writing and oral communication), Visual Arts Includes 3 part lesson ideas Includes connections between grades in order to continue to expand on the topic Includes examples of Assessments As/For Learning Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and connections Use of multimedia

The Teacher Toolkit (the Toolkit) was created by the...

GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: Homelessness Resource Center
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
Division: Junior - Intermediate Subject: Visual Arts Includes ideas for a multi-media curriculum engages students and teachers with essays written by people who have experienced homelessness, photographs, music, and speakers who share their stories about the lived-experience of homelessness NOTE: LINK ON THE PAGE DOES NOT WORK!

Replacement: http://www.giveusyourpoor.org/...

GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: League
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002
Division: Junior Subject: Language Arts Complete website available at (http://www.learningtogive.org/units/i-can-do/day-life-homeless-person) A lesson idea Integrates use of multimedia Reading comprehension questions Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and connections 

This lesson will look at a day in the life of a homeless person and...

GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: National Coalition for the Homeless
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008
Division: Late Primary - Junior Subject: Social Studies Ideas for lessons Ideas for Minds On questions Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and connections (additional resource in the community)

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...

GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003
Division: Junior Subject: Media, Language Additional Skill: Independent Work, Team Work/Collaboration, Research Lesson idea Examples for Assessment As/For Learning (worksheets, big idea questions) Includes Key Words and Definitions Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and connections 

Objective: Students will better understand homelessness and the words associated with the homeless.

GRADES: Primary
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007
Division: Intermediate Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies American lesson that can be adapted to the Ontario Curriculum Lesson ideas Learning goal ideas Includes ideas for Assessment As, For and Of Learning

What does the average middle school student know about homelessness? Phrases such as “on crack,” “deserves to be there,” and “lazy” are the opinions I find consistent before students become educated about the plight of those living on...

GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: Teaching and Learning with the New York Times
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002
Division: Late Junior - Intermediate Subject: Language Arts Complete website available: (http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2002/03/25/shedding-light-on-an-invisible-problem/?_r=0) Lesson plan idea Learning Goals and Objectives areas Reading/Article comprehension questions Ideas for Assessments Of Learning Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-...
GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: Iowa State Dept. of Education
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 1994
Division: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior (Secondary) Subject: Social Studies Article available on: http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED372834(NOTE: THIS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO YORK GRADS, UPLOAD THE PDF SO OTHER TEACHERS CAN ACCESS AS WELL) Lesson plans fro grades 1-12 Ideas for Minds On questions Ideas for Assessment As, For and Of Learning Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions...
GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: City of Toronto
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
Division: Primary, Junior, Intermediate Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies Access to full website (http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=c0aeab2cedfb0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&appInstanceName=default) Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and connections (...
GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: League
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
Division: Late Junior - Intermediate Subject: Language Arts Complete website at http://www.learningtogive.org/units/setting-stage-service-learning-relationships/center-stage-focus-poverty A lesson idea Integrates use of multimedia Reading comprehension questions Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and...
GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: teachUNICEF
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Himal’s Story is designed to use with middle school students. The content can be adapted for use with older or younger students. The 2 to 3 days’ lessons are designed to:

1. Raise awareness of the multiple causes of poverty

2. Increase students’ understanding of how poverty affects children’s lives

3. Explore solutions and programs that can help break the cycle of poverty

GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: Children of Poverty
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
Division: Primary, Junior Subject: Social Studies Complete website at http://childrenofpoverty.blogspot.ca/2009/04/lesson-plans-and-classroom-activities.html Ideas for Minds On questions Ideas for Learning Goals/Objects and Success Criteria Ideas for a lesson plan and associated activities Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based...
GRADES: Primary
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012
Division: Junior Subject: Social Studies, Media PowerPoint presentation format Includes Big Ideas/Minds On questions Includes Canadian Statistics (Edmonton, Alberta) Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and connections

This presentation introduces students to the topic of homelessness through the following discussion questions:

- Can you tell who doesn't have a home?
- Why are some people without homes?...

GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008
Division: Primary, Junior, Intermediate Subject: Social Studies, Language Arts, The Arts (Visual Art, Drama, Dance), Science Includes Learning Goals and Objectives Includes Ontario Curricular Expectations and Connections Includes ideas for Assessment As, For and Of Learning

I sensed a ‘tipping point’ – a readiness for schools to engage in this issue. Yet, everywhere I looked including university nursing and social work programs, there was...

GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: Homeless Hub
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

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 and action through their pieces.

GRADES: Primary
ORGANIZATION: Homeless Hub
RESOURCE TYPE: Lesson Plans
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009
Division: Junior, Intermediate Subject: Drama Includes a full unit plan (3 part lesson plans) Think, Pair, Share Activities Checkbricks for Assessments As/For Learning Integration of multimedia

This Unit takes students on a journey towards understanding an issue that affects Canadians on a daily basis. Through both process drama and performance, students are given the opportunity to put themselves in someone else’s shoes. How better to...

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