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One of the problems Canada faces today is an increase in poverty and homelessness. Today you will be asked what you think poverty means, and why people are homeless. After completing this quest, you will be asked to re-think your views to see if they have changed.



While on your quest, you will be asked to do the following:

1. Visit the links to answer each of the questions being asked.

2. Conduct a survey of 5 teenagers and 5 adults.

3. Create tables and graphs to show the results of your findings.

4. Publish your results, using power point, including a conclusion, looking at whether or not your ideas have changed from your original views on poverty and homelessness.




1. Encyclopedia Britannica

2 Statistics Canada

3.Old Brewery Mission.

4. Dans la rue

5. Homeless Stories

6. Child Poverty by Province

7. Survey



I. Before you set off on your quest, answer the following questions using power point.

1.What is poverty?

2. What do you think of homeless people?

3. Why do you think people are homeless?


II. Now using the links given to you, answer questions 1,2,3 using power point.

1. Go to the Encyclopedia Britannica link to find a definition of poverty.

2. Go to the netwerx.net link.. One of the homeless shelters in Montreal is the.Old Brewery Mission, What is the difference between the number of people who used the night lodging service in 1998 and those who used it in 1985.

3. Go to the Homeless Stories link and read about two people who tell their own personal stories about being homeless. This will help you with writing your conclusion.

Using graph paper, construct a graph for questions 4 and 5. These graphs may be scanned into power point.

4. Go to the Child Poverty by Province link. Using only the Quebec statistics construct a broken line graph showing how the percent of child poverty has changed between 1990 and 1996.

5. Go to the cfc-efc.ca.link and using only the last column of the 1991 statistics on poverty, draw a bar graph to show the level of poverty by age.

Using the survey provided, answer questions 6,7,8,9. Your results may be scanned into power point.

6. Using the survey provided, have 5 teenagers and 5 adults answer the questions.

7. Working with your partners on this quest, construct a frequency table for each of the questions from 1 to 3.

8. Using your results from question 1 of the survey, what percent of the people surveyed thought kids choose to be homeless.

9. Using the results from question 3 of the survey, construct a circle graph to show how the people surveyed think we should deal with teenage homelessness.



Record your findings in power point.

Now that you have read firsthand stories of homeless people and looked at the numbers of people especially children living in poverty, look back to your answers of the first 3 questions under PROCESS. Do you still think the same way about poverty and homelessness? If not, how has this quest changed your mind?