Project Profile

Project Title:
The Poverty Project
The value of eliminating poverty
School Name:
Jack Hulland Elementary School
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
Area 1 Schools
Project Theme:
  • Care [poverty]
Grade Level:
6, 7
Subject Areas:
Aboriginal Studies, English, Technological Education
Community Partners:
Whitehorse Food Bank

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The Poverty Project

This purpose of this project is for students to embark on journey to understand the issues that surround poverty and to learn how they can take action for social change. Students will begin their journey with our Human Library. Students will begin by speaking with elders from our First Nation Communities about their own stories and thoughts about poverty. Students will continue researching people’s thoughts, beliefs, hopes and dreams surrounding the issue of poverty by checking out more human stories from a variety of cultures. Students will then begin to weave stories together to better understand the complex landscape of poverty.