Lesson Plans

Below are single lessons for download.  Lessons are arranged into age groups with a description of the lesson as well as the creating organization.  To download, right click on the link and choose Save Target As from the popup menu.  To view, click on the link.

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Lessons created by the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless  http://www.mnhomelesscoalition.org/
MNCH Lesson 1
Students will become aware of homelessness and some of its causes.

MNCH Lesson 2
Students will be able to identify our basic daily needs.

MNCH Lesson 3
Students will increase their awareness and understanding of homeless people by comparing their own wants and needs to those of homeless families.

MNCH Lesson 4
By identifying some of the causes and effects of homelessness, students will gain the understanding that homelessness exists in both the rural, urban, and suburban areas.

MNCH Lesson 5
Students will be able to identify ways in which they can help homeless people and families.

 

4th - 6th Grade

Lessons created by the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless  http://www.mnhomelesscoalition.org/
MNCH Lesson 1
Students will understand the problem of homeless youth and why some kids can’t go home.

MNCH Lesson 2
Students will better understand homelessness and the words associated with the homeless.

MNCH Lesson 3
Students will be able to identify community resources that can be used to meet our three basic daily needs (food, clothing, shelter).

MNCH Lesson 4
Students will find resources to meet hypothetical homelessness situation.

MNCH Lesson 5
Students will understand that homelessness exists not only in urban areas but also in suburban and rural areas.

MNCH Lesson 6
One solution which may possibly affect change in government policy regarding homelessness is advocating support.

Lessons developed by the Atlanta Community Food Bank http://www.acfb.org/

Hunger 101 - A Guide and Activity Workbook
Hunger 101 - Safe and Secure: Community Responses to Hunger
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Junior High

Lessons created by the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless  http://www.mnhomelesscoalition.org/
On the Street Where You Live - Lesson 1
Students will better understand homelessness and the words usually associated with homeless persons.

On the Street Where You Live - Lesson 2
Students will better understand the needs of homeless people and how they can help them.

On the Street Where You Live - Lesson 3
Students will better understand what it feels like to be homeless.

On the Street Where You Live - Lesson 4
Students will compare their lives to that of homeless people.

On the Street Where You Live - Lesson 5
Students will feel what home means to them.

On the Street Where You Live - Lesson 6
Optional test and an emphasis on community service participation.

On the Street Where You Live - Lesson 7
Students will understand the problem of homeless youth and why some kids can’t go home.

On the Street Where You Live - Lesson 8
Student will better understand the problem of homelessness and its existence in rural areas.

On the Street Where You Live - Lesson 9
Talk with students about available services in the area for families who need assistance. Talk about average monthly costs for food/clothing, utilities, transportation, etc. Discuss how unplanned expenses can develop at anytime throughout the exercise.

Lessons developed by the Atlanta Community Food Bank http://www.acfb.org/

The Community Food Game
This module consists of a role play activity that helps to increase awareness of food security issues.

Voices Against Hunger- An Anti-Hunger Advocacy Guide
This curriculum is an introduction to becoming an anti-hunger advocate. It offers the resources and tools necessary to develop a strategy, identify the problem and tips on testifying. Information on how a bill becomes a law and the budget process.
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High School - Adult

Lessons developed by the Atlanta Community Food Bank http://www.acfb.org/

The Community Food Game
This module consists of a role play activity that helps to increase awareness of food security issues.

Voices Against Hunger- An Anti-Hunger Advocacy Guide
This curriculum is an introduction to becoming an anti-hunger advocate. It offers the resources and tools necessary to develop a strategy, identify the problem and tips on testifying. Information on how a bill becomes a law and the budget process.
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Looking Through Stories' Windows 
This resource was developed to foster awareness about hunger through story. This curriculum is intended for participants with little or no prior knowledge of hunger and poverty issues. Stories include excerpts from Gap Creek, Bastard Out of Carolina, All Over But the Shoutin', The Grapes of Wrath, Native Son, and more.  

Multi-Age or Multi-Lesson Curricula

Developed by the Atlanta Community Food Bank http://www.acfb.org/

Hunger 101- A Guide and Activity Workbook
Target Age- Community members of all ages.
This curriculum is full of facts, activities and resources that create awareness about hunger as a local, national and global problem. It has materials for all ages and can be used in the classroom, with youth groups and as a guide to lead workshops within almost any community organization.  Developed by the Atlanta Community Food Bank http://www.acfb.org/

Safe and Secure: Community Responses to Hunger
Target Age- Upper Elementary - Adult
This curriculum covers the 6 basic components of food security. It includes activities that educate participants about poverty despite work and the challenges to food security in this country. It also offers resources and links to other hunger fighting organizations and advocacy groups.         Developed by the Atlanta Community Food Bank http://www.acfb.org/