The Prevalence, Abuse & Exploitation of Street Children

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Title Local Dynamics of Taking to the Street Causes & Consequences

Unit Topic: Sociology

Grade Level: College

Lesson Topic: Becoming a Street Child Causes & Consequences

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.      For an assigned country, determine the access that a street child has to services such as health and education

4.       Suggest possible action plans to ease the consequences in 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 discussion of how children end up on the street and what governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are doing to counteract it. The anticipatory set will serve to enforce the concept that social change can be accelerated when resources are provided and intelligent leadership is exercised.



Sequence of Learning Activities:

1.      Anticipatory set

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

3.      Assign a country or a group of countries to each student to research

Assignments: Each student will be assigned a country from the Street Children 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 two of the objectives.