The Prevalence, Abuse & Exploitation of Street Children

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Title Getting the Children off the Street

Unit Topic: Sociology

Grade Level: College

Lesson Topic: Getting the Children off the Street

Primary Method Used: Individual Internet Research

Lesson Objectives: Students will be able to:

1.      Define the term, street child

2.      Identify the main causes for leaving home and taking to the streets

3.      Identify several international, regional and national non-governmental organizations that combat the prevalence, abuse & exploitation of street children

4.      Describe the activity of these NGOs in an assigned country

5.      Outline the success or failure of the government of an assigned country to cooperate in this effort

6.       Suggest possible action plans for the assigned country

Equipment and Supplies Needed (for research):

PC access to the Street Children website []

Anticipatory Set: The anticipatory set for this lesson will be a brief description of how children end up on the street, and what non-governmental organizations are doing to rescue them



Sequence of Learning Activities:

1.      Anticipatory set

2.      Discuss the objectives of this project. Design grading rubric

3.      Assign a country to each student to research

Assignments: Each student will be assigned a country from the Human Trafficking website and given one week to conduct the research and submit a report. The report is expected to cover all of the Lesson Objectives (above), with some emphasis on the last four of the objectives.