Understanding Homelessness

Understanding Homelessness

Realities of Homelessness

This lesson aims to stimulate pupil thinking, discussion and reflection on the negative labels, stereotypes and misconceptions commonly associated with homelessness.

Pupils have opportunities to identify and consider the difficulties homeless people and families may experience.

The activities in this lesson enable pupils to:

  • become more compassionate, caring and empathetic towards others;
  • reduce stereotypical thinking and judgemental attitudes; and
  • recognise the need for support and initiatives that community organisations and charities provide to help those in need.