Teacher’s Guides

New: Learning about Homelessness in British Columbia

Learning about Homelessness in British Columbia is a resource guide for teachers to use with their students to support aspects of British Columbia senior high school courses, including Civics 11, Social Studies 11, Economics 12, First Nations 12, Law 12, and Social Justice 12. The lessons contained in the resource meet learning outcomes that are part of the mandated curriculum in the British Columbia Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs). Teachers of other courses and grade levels can adapt lessons as they see fit. The resource is also appropriate for use with other youth and adult groups.

Homelessness – A Teachers Guide

This guide was inspired by a desire to engage teachers and students in learning and activities related to Homelessness Action Week.

The guide includes a myth-busting worksheet, lesson plans and questions for guiding in-class discussions.

The information and materials in this guide are designed for senior elementary students – Grades 6 and 7 – but elements can be adapted for both younger and older students.

Download the Teacher’s Guide here.

Homeless – It’s No Game

This online video game can be used as an in-classroom learning activity. See the activities section of the Teacher’s Guide.

Invented by Terry Lavender, a graduate student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, this online interactive game that gives you a sense of the challenges faced by the homeless. The game has been featured at the Games for Change Expo in New York City, was named Best Videogame Made in Vancouver by the Georgia Straight.

Click here to play Homeless – It’s No Game