Addressing Poverty

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

Focus Question: How might individuals and society address the issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and their underlying causes? 

Photo credit: Salvation Army Red Kettle Kickoff, 2009 by Ken Ulman is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

The learners analyze why nonprofit organizations are needed, especially when for-profit and governmental institutions do some of the same work. They investigate a local nonprofit that works to alleviate poverty in the community and describe the importance of philanthropy in the community.

Service Experience 
 Students create a brochure and share it with a public audience to raise awareness of a nonprofit organization (that addresses poverty and hunger) and ways to support their work.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Addressing Poverty
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The learners analyze why nonprofit organizations are needed, especially when for-profit and governmental institutions do some of the same work. They investigate a local nonprofit that works to alleviate poverty in the community and describe the importance of philanthropy in the community.