Lesson Plan – The Cycle of Poverty

This lesson is the third in a series called “Issues of Poverty.” Students explore the causes of poverty in the United States and the structural factors that perpetuate it. Students will examine the ways poverty is closely related to economic and political policy, and will work to discover why it disproportionately affects members of non dominant groups—that is, groups that have historically been oppressed.

Grade Level 6-8, 9-12

URL: https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/the-cycle-of-poverty