To highlight the factors that are affected by poverty. To allow an opportunity for discussion and reflection on how to tackle poverty.
Copy a set of cards for each pair or group. Cut up the cards, or let the pupil group do it.
- Each group receives a set of cards.
The task of the group is to place the cards in a
circle with the poverty card at the top. The other
cards are arranged clockwise around the circle so that
one can see what causes what.
- When the group agrees, they discuss what
what can be done to break the vicious circle.
What efforts would they like to see? Perhaps
your students want to introduce a program that
ensures that all children receive free school meals.
How would that impact the rest of the process?
- All groups share their findings with the whole class.
What factors on these cards are likely to lead to poverty?
- Are there more factors than those you can read about on the cards?
- Why is poverty a vicious circle? Why does one thing lead to the other?
- What proactive measures did your group come up with to reduce poverty?
- Is one single measure enough to break the cycle of poverty?
- Which proposal of yours do you think is easiest to implement?
- What is required for your proposals to become a reality?