Overcoming a Birthright of Poverty: Lesson Plan

Poverty is a common reason for the failure of children to develop to their full potential.
Impoverished children are more likely to be exposed to conditions that harm their health, safety and development.
Every child has the right to live a good life and be free from any exploitative or harmful activity.

Essential Questions:

Identify how children whose families are struggling financially can be helped.

Discuss what local and national governments and civil society can provide to assist families struggling financially.

Examine international documents like the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Demonstrate the extent of the problem of homelessness in different countries and communities.

Use interpersonal communication skills to raise awareness about poverty on local, national and international levels.

Review the success of international efforts to reduce poverty and homelessness. 

Enable students to synthesize the knowledge they have gained.

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