Presentation on theme: "Write a brief response explaining what this paragraph means."— Presentation transcript:
1 Write a brief response explaining what this paragraph means. "She calls out to the man on the street 'Sir can you help me? It's cold, I've nowhere to sleep, is there somewhere you can tell me?" He walks on, doesn't look back, he pretends he can't hear her, starts to whistle as he crosses the street, seems embarassed to be there. Oh think twice, it's another day for you and me in paradise..." Phil Collins, Another day in ParadiseWrite a brief response explaining what this paragraph means.
2 Objectives:Students will be able understand how many people in our country are homelessStudents will decide how they can help in our own communitiesStudents will understand common myths about the homeless
3 There are often many myths that people believe to be true about homeless people. What are some myths that you have heard?For example: All homeless people are addicted to drugs and alcohol.Together, we will be identifying what is true and what is false about the homeless.A:\1_ Understand Who The Homeless Are.htm
4 A small child sleeps in a car tonight because he has no place else to call home. ·Every year, tens of thousands of families and individuals are temporarily homeless in the United States. Their plight stems from a variety of different causes: domestic violence, job loss, illness, crisis pregnancies…and the list goes on.Where can they turn? How can we help?
5 Go to the “Homeless in America” Web Page and search for organizations in our area. Understand what the organization has to offer, and how they help homeless• Decide on ways that our class can helpWe will be looking at each of you ideas, and voting on ways that our class can help out in our community
6 Closure: What are some reasons people are homeless? Is it a big problem in our country?How can we help?Over the next couple of days, we will be deciding how our class will be helping in our community