Poverty

This collection of teacher resources addresses poverty. The units highlight the story of a teenager named Shasha from Haiti who shares her story of continuting her education to overcome challenging circumstances. The additional lesson plans, videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of addressing poverty.

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This activity sheet, appropriate for grades 6-8, outlines the issue of...
  • 6-8
In this middle school unit, students explore the meaning of poverty...
  • 6-8
In this high school unit, students explore the meaning of poverty through...
  • 9-12
Lisez à propos de Rachel, une jeune fille de 16 ans, du Royaume-Uni, qui...
  • 9-12
  • 6-8
Students can read this interview with UNICEF's Chief of Global Policy...
  • 9-12
Découvrez comment la question de la pauvreté affecte Himal, un adolescent...
  • 9-12
  • 6-8
Lea cómo el tema de la pobreza afecta a Himal, un adolescente que vive en...
  • 9-12
  • 6-8
This slide includes a quote from two adolescents in Pakistan who have...
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
"Child Protection" is a facet of UNICEF's work that covers a wide array of...
  • 9-12
  • 6-8
UNICEF USA: Bilingual Education in Guatemala
Since the 16th century when Spain colonized Guatemala, Spanish was imposed...
  • PK-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
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Breaking the cycle of poverty. UNICEF correspondent Thomas Nybo reports on...
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
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Dec 29, 2010 - Christine's story: A 14-year-old Haitian student braves the...
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
UNICEF USA: Combating Malaria in Ghana
Over 200 Million people contract malaria every year, and of those more than...
  • PK-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
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Although the number of polio cases has dropped to 1,500 cases a year from 3...
  • PK-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
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While street life in the Kosovo capital may appear like any other European...
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
Peter, a young student in southern Sudan, discusses the impact of high...
  • 9-12
  • 6-8
UNICEF examines how children are able to access education, twenty years...
  • 9-12
  • 6-8