Below is an annotated list of children's literature for the elementary classroom. The books are organized by the Six Elements of Social Justice Curriculum Design (Picower, 2007). It is based on work by pre-service teachers at Montclair State University. They have read and reviewed these books and provided insights into how they can be used in K-5 settings.

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Kids' Guide to Hunger & Homelessness

Hunger and Homelessness: How to Take Action

By Cathryn Berger Kaye

Grades 4-5

Summary: “Hunger and Homelessness: How to Take Action is a book that explains to children what homelessness and hunger is. This book includes a girl who describes her day living in a shelter. This story gives children an insight on what it is really like to be homeless. Stories of how children around the world have helped their community with this common issue is also incorporated in this book. These are excellent examples for students. This book is that it is also a workbook. This book includes questions about what they can do to help their own community with hunger and homelessness. The children are given a space to brainstorm and answer these questions about helping the homeless.

Social Action: This book is great when it comes to teaching children how to teach social action. There are many examples of how to help the homeless and hungry in this story. This book is a guide with steps that students can take to help people in their community.

Activity: There are many activities that can be done with this book in taking social action. Students can read this book and follow the steps and then as a class devise a plan where they help the homeless in the community. Students can raise money or give out food to the hungry. They will also be able to raise awareness about this issue and get others in the community involved.

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