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Lesson Plans

Middle School Education

Click here for more information on Close To Home the Middle & High School Multi-Media Writing Curriculum addressing homelessness created together with Writers' Express.

Besides Close To Home, we have developed additional lesson plans for teachers to download free of charge. The most comprehensive is the The Give US Your Poor Middle School Teacher Handbook, a complete humanities-based curriculum with a service-learning component. It was developed in partnership the Graduate College of Education of UMass Boston under the guidance of Peter Kiang, Ph.D. Click link to download the full curriculum.

This additional discussion guide is useful for MS or HS breakout groups exploring homelessness in your school. Click to download.

High School Education

The following are HS level units to explore homeless in different ways. They can be used as a one time unit or expanded over time.