Child Poverty: Lesson (6-8)


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In this unit, students explore the meaning of poverty through the eyes of Shasha, a 14-year-old girl working to help feed her family in post-2010 earthquake Haiti. By examining text, multi-media, and statistics from UNICEF, students learn about the effect of poverty on children’s lives and the most promising programs to reduce extreme poverty. The unit also has an optional tie-in with “Live Below the Line,” a challenge to eat and drink on just $1.50 for five days. For more global education resources, visit us at