ERIC Number: ED442896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Forget Me Not, 2000. Help Homeless Kids Blossom: Kids' Day on Capitol Hill. Educational Materials.
Better Homes Fund, Newton, MA.; National Coalition for the Homeless, Washington, DC.
This packet presents educational materials to help teachers, students, and parents understand homelessness. Section 1, "America's Homeless Children: Educational Information for Students, Teachers, and Parents," discusses what it is like to be homeless, how many children are homeless, how homelessness is harmful, how children become homeless, and how to help homeless families. Section 2, "What You Can Do To Help Homeless Children and Families: Ideas for Kids, Classrooms, and Schools," presents individual and school activities. Section 3, "America's Homeless Children: Issues Before Congress," examines what Congress is currently examining and doing. Section 4, "Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: The Legislative Branch," and Section 5, "Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: How Laws Are Made," explain components and procedures of the U.S. government. Section 6, "Selected Resources for Students, Teachers, and Parents," lists resources on homelessness, community service, social activism, and the U.S. government and the legislative process. Section 7, "Classroom Activities on Homelessness," presents activities that help students: explore what home means to them; explore myths and stereotypes about homelessness; examine homelessness and poverty through novels; talk with homeless people; create kids care kits for homeless people; and write letters to public officials. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Class Activities, Consciousness Raising, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Learning Activities, Political Issues, Poverty, Social Responsibility
Better Homes Fund, 181 Wells Avenue, Third Floor, Newton, MA 02459. Tel: 617-964-3834; Fax: 617-244-1758; e-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://thebetterhomesfund.org/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: National Alliance to End Homelessness, Washington, DC.; National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Better Homes Fund, Newton, MA.; National Coalition for the Homeless, Washington, DC.
Note: Also sponsored by the Center for Poverty Solutions; the Congressional Children's Caucus; Homeless Education Programs, Baltimore County Public Schools/Baltimore County Coalition for the Homeless; the Illinois Coalition to End Homelessness and Hesed House/PADS; the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications; and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.