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Card 1 - An A–Z Book of Homelessness

From the Models of Excellence Project Card Collection

Topic

Grade Level

3rd and 4th Grades
Capital City Public Charter School
Washington, D.C.

An A to Z Book of Homelessness
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Third and fourth graders wished to extend kindness to the homeless adults who surrounded their urban school. They organized research teams to interview staff at shelters, soup kitchens, hospitals, police stations, as well as homeless people themselves, to understand: why people become homeless; how society helps them; and how they, as students, could help.

In addition to contributing through charity, the students wanted to contribute through education. Because they learned that many homeless had lost more than a home, but also their self-respect, they created a book to remind young people that homeless people are worthy of respect.

They created an ABC book for young readers that celebrated the humanity of homeless people, with text in English and Spanish, and watercolor illustrations. They donated copies of the book to schools and shelters to be read by and to young children.

See more about this project here.

Topic

Grade Level

3rd and 4th Grades
Capital City Public Charter School
Washington, D.C.

An A to Z Book of Homelessness
Click on the image to learn more

Third and fourth graders wished to extend kindness to the homeless adults who surrounded their urban school. They organized research teams to interview staff at shelters, soup kitchens, hospitals, police stations, as well as homeless people themselves, to understand: why people become homeless; how society helps them; and how they, as students, could help.

In addition to contributing through charity, the students wanted to contribute through education. Because they learned that many homeless had lost more than a home, but also their self-respect, they created a book to remind young people that homeless people are worthy of respect.

They created an ABC book for young readers that celebrated the humanity of homeless people, with text in English and Spanish, and watercolor illustrations. They donated copies of the book to schools and shelters to be read by and to young children.

See more about this project here.