As the saying goes, children are our future. The best way to change negative stereotypes about people experiencing homelessness and ultimately end homelessness is to teach young people how to be compassionate advocates.
A great time to involve your students in building a greater understanding of homelessness is during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. Each year, the week before Thanksgiving is designated as a week to take action and build awareness in your community. Learn more about how to take part.
Below is a list of lesson plans and other resources for educators:
- Find the Faces of Homelessness and other instructional videos on the NCH YouTube channel
- Teacher resources from the Texas Homeless Education Office
- Unsheltered Lives, a lesson guide from the Committee on Temporary Shelter
- Listing of Homeless Education Online Lesson Plans (from the Illinois State Board of Education)
- Listing of homeless awareness and educational videos (from the National Center for Homeless Education)