Students will be able to describe “poverty” and its long-reaching effects; identify factors contributing to the cycle of poverty; understand banks’ traditional “3C’s” approach to lending money; understand Muhammad Yunus's microcredit approach; analyze the benefits of microcredit as well as the challenges it faces. This lesson plan was produced by New York State United Teachers in partnership with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Aligned with NYS Common Core Learning Standards.
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