There's More to Poverty than Meets the Eye

Submitted by Saskatoon on November 11, 2015 - 5:34pm

Education Resource for Grades 6-9

Building Engaged Citizens for Poverty Reduction and Community Well-Being 


Curriculum Connections:

Social Studies, Health Education, Language Arts, Religious Studies.

Cross-curricular connections to other subject areas.


Designed to:

  • Broaden students' understanding of local poverty; effects and root causes, relationship to community health and well-being, poverty reduction strategies.
  • Build empathy for those who are directly affected.
  • Inspire social responsibility and engaged citizenship.


  • Teacher information, student materials and activities.
  • Connections to curriculum outcomes in Social Studies and Health Education.


  • Successfully piloted in six Saskatoon and area schools.
  • Highly rated by students and educators.

Curriculum Connections by Grade

Grade 6 (PDF)

Grade 7 (PDF)

Grade 8 (PDF)

Grade 9 (PDF)


For more information contact:

306-655-4630 or

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