National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
Thematic Strand VII: Production, Distribution, and Consumption
o Ask and find answers to questions about the production and consumption of goods and services in the state and nation, and in a global context
o Gather and analyze data on economic issues, and use critical thinking in making recommendations
Thematic Strand IX: Global Connections
o Use maps, charts, and databases to explore patterns and predict trends regarding global connections at the community, state, or national level
o Explore the causes, consequences, and possible solutions related to persistent, current, and emerging global issues
Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
Literacy in History/Social Studies
o Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Speaking and Listening
o Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Present claims and findings in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Understanding by Design Framework
- Poverty is a critical global issue requiring global collaboration to address.
- Living in poverty affects many facets of a person’s well-being.
- Poverty is not a permanent condition; individuals and communities can rise out of poverty.
- Improving access to economic opportunities has the potential to help alleviate poverty.
- What is poverty?
- How does poverty impact individuals, families, and communities?
- How can economic opportunities close to home help alleviate poverty in communities?
- How can I help to alleviate poverty locally and globally?