Author:
Melody Casey
Subject:
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Lower Primary
Grade:
K
Tags:
  • GEDB
  • Global Education
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    GEDB Needs and Wants: Needs Not Met (Lesson 3 of 5)

    GEDB Needs and Wants: Needs Not Met (Lesson 3 of 5)

    Overview

    If your basic needs are not met, what happens? Student will look at life from the perspective of someone that is homeless or hungry.

    This lesson was developed by Michelle Allen as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

    Lesson Plan

    Description

    If your basic needs are not met, what happens? Student will look at life from the perspective of someone that is homeless or hungry.

    Content

    Student Engagement/Motivation

    The class will look at images/photographs then discuss what needs they think may not be met  just by looking at the images/photographs.  The teacher will share the Wonderopolis site (http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-does-someone-become-homeless) about being homeless. How would your life be different if you didn't have a home or food?


    Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

    The students will identify reasons needs might not be met.

    The students will discuss how their life would be different if their needs were not met.

    The students will illustrate and write about how they would feel if they were homeless or hungry.


    Supplies/Resources

    Writing paper/Needs Not Met paper (created by Michelle Allen 11/3/16)

    Images/photographs (all were public domain)

    http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-does-someone-become-homeless


    Learning Tasks and Practice

    The teacher will use the images/photographs and the Wonderopolis website to make the children aware of needs not being met. The teacher and students will discuss why these children might not have food or a home.  The students will help create a class list of reasons this might happen. Students will discuss the ways life would be different if they did not have a home or food to eat.  Students will write about how they would feel if they were hungry or homeless and why they would feel this way. The students will share their work with a partner.


    Technological Engagement

    http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-does-someone-become-homeless

    Images/photograhs of hungry or homeless children (all were public domain)


    Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

    Class list of reasons people may be hungry or homeless

    Teacher will collect their writing samples


    Extended Learning Opportunities

    Have a guest speaker that may have been homeless come and talk to the class about how they lived and felt.

    Research other places/countries that don't have enough food to eat like Haiti.

    At home, try to skip a meal and see how it makes them feel.