Cyber School Bus
The idea of water as a human right was the topic of discussion at the 2005 Student Conference on Human Rights. Here you can read statistics on the number of people who do not have clean water to use and how that affects their health and way of life.
Department for International Development:
Works on the reduction of poverty worldwide.
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
This link will connect you to a brief film and radio commentary about people living in Greater Minnesota. Here you will see images and learn about the people who are living in poverty.
Kids Can Make a Difference
Helps students understand and respond to hunger and poverty issues at home. Has hunger facts, a quiz, and action tips. Contains an innovative teacher guide with 25 lessons for grades 7-12, focusing on the root causes of poverty.
Educates and empowers young people to fight global poverty with information on the root causes of poverty and ways to help end it.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Contains information and statistics about the 29 OECD countries.
The One Campaign
Part of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, the world's largest anti-poverty movement. Has great action ideas.
Addresses the structural causes of poverty and injustice.
The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
A U.S. human rights movement aimed at promoting and upholding economic human rights in the U.S.
The Poverty Project
Ready-to-use social justice curriculum for young people to research and experience the issues of poverty. Detailed lesson plans and 34 reproducible handouts.
Read to Feed
Interactive games, curriculum, and classroom activities on global issues and solutions to poverty.
Background information on poverty in the U.S. and the world, as well as action tips.
United Nations Human Development Index
The Human Development Report is a great resource for comparing deprivation and poverty worldwide.
An excellent guide on how relief agencies and governments are trying to solve complicated poverty problems.
Information about UNESCO's development strategies for alleviating poverty.
Works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection.
UN Cyber School Bus Poverty Curriculum
Curriculum designed for grades 5-12 with units on health, housing, education, food, and work security.
The World Bank
Blogs by and for students that explain the intertwined causes of poverty.
Youth United For Global Action and Awareness
Has a toolkit to Help Stop Child Poverty. Great for youth interested in learning more about global issues affecting children and youth and what they can do to stop child poverty.