Children are naturally
compassionate. Their hearts have little armor around them. Their eyes
open wide as they hang onto your words that tell of the lives of people,
people who hurt, people who need help. They don't think about if they
have the time or money, or if the person is deserving of help. They
don't worry about safety. They just see a need and they don't think,
"Can I help?" -- they know for certain that they must.
Students will share what being
homeless means to them. Some have seen homeless on the street corner
downtown; some have seen movies, heard stories, the news, or heard
parents talking about the homeless. Some have participated in canned
food drives or clothing drives at school or at church. They'll eagerly
share their stories and images i.e. my mom drops off blankets, how a
homeless person looks, what he was doing and how they felt.
--Why are some people homeless?
--How doe homelessness happen?
--What do you want to find out about homelessness?
--Write a list
of questions you have about homelessness.