by Tommy Dillard and Caleb Pate

Overall Theme

People have to work harder to escape poverty because they don’t have the same opportunity as the privileged

The poorest portion of most populations will not receive the same opportunities as the rest of the population

view the following items: the short documentary E 60 patrick willis the good life and the article equal opportunity,our national myth
E60: Patrick Willis -- The Good Life
This video relates to the theme by patrick willis was born into poverty was not given the same opportunity as most people but he was able to make the most out of his situation and come out successful
This article is saying how the poor don't receive the same education or opportunity that only the wealthy can afford to go to expensive schools and afford to get a college education
the quote basically says that how poverty destroys people by taking away everything they have

Answer the following questions

what effect does not having equal opportunity have on the youth?

what factors put people into poverty and also keep them there?

Labeling the poor and thinking of them as lesser people holds them back from escaping poverty

View the following items: The war against the poor and Lyrics Elvis Presley-In the ghetto
this news article talks about how we label the poor as lesser people and doing that basically hold them back from being able to reach their full potential
This picture basically is just showing how most people view the homeless by not wanting to deal with them just to judge them and make them move on this shows how people judge the poor

Elvis Presley- In the ghetto


People, don't you understand
the child needs a helping hand
or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me,
are we too blind to see,
do we simply turn our heads
and look the other way
shows how that if you don't try to finish your problems about poverty early it will just come back in the end to get you

Answer the following questions

what effect does poverty have on the general population?

what happens when you ignore the poor and do not help them?

Poverty doesn't care about your age or your story

In October 2009, Diego Frazao Torquato moved much of Brazil to tears when this picture appeared in the media. Diego was playing at the funeral of his teacher, John Evandro da Silva, the man who had given him hope of escaping poverty through the mastery of a musical instrument in the AfroReggae group. John, one of the coordinators of AfroReggae, had been murdered in Rio de Janeiro.

Diego never overcame the pain of John’s death. A frail boy who battled with many diseases, he died of leukemia the following year, aged 12.

Answer the following questions:

1) How does poverty affect the everyday world and the people in it?

2) How can poverty effect the youth of the world?

Who do we blame

Michael Jacksons song "Man In The Mirror" talks about the how people need to take responsibility for the effect that there choices are having on other people, people need to take responsibility for what they do and what is happening around them .

I See The Kids In The Street,

With Not Enough To Eat

Who Am I, To Be Blind?

Pretending Not To See

Their Needs

Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror (Official Video)

Answer The following Questions.

1) What can people do to help make a change?

2) What could the government do to help prevent poverty?

Book Examples of Poverty.

In the hunger games the world that they live in are separated into 12 different districts some districts that are very well off and others that struggle for the basic necessities for life. the 12th district in which the books main character is from where they are the most poor and struggling district, due to the governments separation of goods and wealth the 12th district have very little and are stuck with just trying to get by with the little that they have.

Answer The Fallowing Questions..

1) How can the separation of communities affect the people in them?

2) How can the government be a help and a hurt to preventing poverty?

Making Due.

Many children are affected by the struggles of poverty with no way to provide for themselves and have to learn to be happy with the little that they have, making even the littlest things mean so much to them.