This website includes lesson ideas and activities for grades 6-12 focused on Social Awareness. It has great quotes to help students see poverty from another perspective as well as seven different lesson ideas, links for further information, and additional activity suggestions.
Here you will find thirty ideas for getting involved in the fight against poverty. The list is broken up into three categories: Get Political, Build Awareness, and Fundraise. You may choose to have your students take a look at some of the ideas and choose one or two they feel comfortable completing.
This listing of facts and figures related to poverty issues compares the U.S. statistics to other locations in the world. This can help your students understand that though the poverty may "look" different, we have many of the same issues here.
Use this interactive map to examine the poverty level in any area, including yours, in America. This is a great way to have students compare their own area with any other area in the country. Students can look at where they live now and relate they to where they used to live or where their grandparents live. They can guess what area near them has the highest poverty rate. There are lots of ways to use this resource.
This is another visual to show students the vast number of people living in poverty. Students can use this map and the one above to talk about how the geography and/or political systems in a location may be contributing factors to poverty.
This visual shows different economic statistics for Africa and can be used to help your students make comparisons about how poverty affects people in many different ways. Ask questions such as, "Which country seems to have the lowest rate of per capita GDP, literacy, and life expectancy?" "Highest?" "What can you infer about those countries?"
This is a wonderful booklet with lots of information and activities that can be used with your students to examine issues related to poverty, generate discussions, and talk about ways that students can get involved.
This resource includes facts about poverty from around the world. Use it to find information to help your students understand the may aspects, causes, and effects of poverty. Students can discuss which fact is most interesting to them and why or what it means to live on $2.50 per day.