Hunger and homelessness can be found right here in Canada. Kids can be a part of the change with your help.
In the 2014-15 school year, Keep The Promise partnered with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) on an anti-poverty initiative targeted to grades 5 to 8 classrooms across the country, in a campaign to create an opportunity for students to offer their vision for a Canada where all children have access to the food, education and housing they deserve. In the 2015-16 school year, this collaboration continued, opening the opportunity to all classrooms including the senior high school years.
Classroom Challenges and Discussion
Research Projects for Students
Teachers may also choose to make this a formal project with the Canadian Teacher’s Federation (CTF). Check out some of the Keep The Promise initiatives teachers and students across Canada have been engaged in on the Imagineaction Showcase website and the Imagineaction Keep the Promise National Student Summit space.
Although the original Keep the Promise project was focused on preparing for the Ottawa Summit, you can conduct a poverty inquiry with your students at any time with the revised lessons provided below. The lessons have direct connections to Language and Mathematics curriculum, and to Learning and Inquiry skills. In some cases there are also connections to content in the social studies curriculum and they definitely fit into the overall citizenship goals at all grade levels.
In addition, we have the “Keep the Promise A Call to Action” booklet that you can use and the music to the Keep the Promise song is available here: Keep the Promise Song Score & Keep the Promise Song Score Electric Bass
If you’re a TEACHER who wishes to participate with your classroom in this meaningful dialogue and social action project, here’s how to do it.
Students will upload their community research findings (numbers/percentages) on our interactive map of Canada.
4. Have your students develop the idea for a classroom-community social action project that addresses the issue of poverty in their community. Students have until June 2016 to implement the project.
JUNE 30, 2016 – DEADLINE to implement classroom-community social action project.
HELP US HELP OTHERS – KEEP THE PROMISE to eliminate child poverty!
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