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Social Issues Project Assignment

Social Issues Project Assignment



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The 5
Annual First Year Social Issues ProjectStudy Abroad Class Theme: Homelessness in theWorld
Since 2003 First year students in the
English Coursehave done a poster project based on a social issue in the world.Previous social issues that Kanto students have examinedinclude: child labour, child abuse, discrimination, andhomelessness. You can see what previous projects looked likeby visiting the URL below:
Goals of the Project
You will:
Enjoy reading Oliver Twist
Learn new vocabulary and broaden your range of understandingof words familiar to you.
Show an understanding of connections between the thoughtsand feelings of the characters in the story and your own thoughtsand feelings.
Show an understanding of the importance of homelessness inthe lives of the characters in Oliver Twist, in your own lives and inthe lives of people throughout the world.
Make a contribution to solving a social issue
Getting Started
First, each team will select a continent: North America, SouthAmerica, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania (Australia, New Zealand). Nexteach member of the team will select a country on that continent that he or she wants to research. After that you will research homelessness in thecountry that you have chosen. You will use the following researchquestions to help you do your research:1. What is the population of __________?2. How many people are homeless in __________?3. What is the cause of homelessness in __________?4. What agencies are working in __________ to help thehomeless?5. What are these agencies doing in order to help the homeless?6. What can I do to help the homeless in __________?Finally you should find a profile of a homeless person in the country thatyou researched.
Next Step
Find images for the poster that you will make. You must find the followingimages:1. The Flag of the country that you researched2. A map of the country that you researched3. Pictures of homeless people in the country that you researched4. The logos of agencies that help homeless people in the countriesthat you researched.
After that
Using Excel make a graph to display the statistics that you foundwhile researching homelessness.

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