Below are a few questions to use as a template to begin discussion with your students. Please customize as you see fit for your classroom.

Discussion Questions for Classroom

What experiences do the characters face and how did they overcome them?

What's the difference between wants and needs?

What are the things that you want in life?

What are the things that you need in life?

What are some of the factors that contribute to poverty?

Why is it important to be grateful for the things you have in life?

How can we be sensitive to other people's situations?

What are some things that we can do to help those in need?

Do you believe poverty is generational?

If so, how can generational poverty end?

What lessons are taught when facing hardships in life?



Activities for Classroom

List or draw things that would be hard to live without.

List or draw a picture of things in your life that you could live without.

List or draw things that others have that you wish you had.

Write a story about what you would do if you and/or your family won the lottery.

List or draw a picture of activities or sports that you can do that cost little or no money.



Discussion Questions for Home

What are the things that you want in life?

What are the things that you need in life?

How can we be sensitive to other people's situations?

What are some things that we can do to help those in need?

What are some things that bring our family joy?

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