Teaching Tolerance (a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center) has a large collection of lesson plans for social justice topics. Here are some picks of lessons about issues of poverty
- What is Poverty?
- Poverty and Unemployment: Exploring the Connections.
- The Cycle of Poverty.
- Race and Poverty.
Visualizing Equity. A lesson about the funding gap in public schools, for grades 9-12.
Making Cents of Privilege. A lesson about the value of money, for grades 3-5.
That’s Not Fair! Lesson explores the effects of unequal resources on student achievement, adaptable for any grade level.
Other Lesson-Planning Resources
Family Consumer Sciences Living in Poverty Lessons and Activities.
Teach UNICEF Lesson plans, activities, articles, videos.
The New York Times Learning Network: Economic Inequality in America: Developing a New War on Poverty
BrainPOP Educators The Ayiti Game and The Effects of Poverty Lesson Plan
Heifer Project International Read to Feed Program