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Grade 3-5, 6-8
On-Demand Webinar

Homelessness in Children’s Literature Series: Life Defining Decisions

October 27 5:00-6:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: January 19 2023,


In this webinar teachers will be able to:

  • Gain knowledge of the homelessness as it applies to children and families
  • Review classroom-ready activities and lesson plans based on chapter books featuring the choices made by homeless characters
  • Learn how to introduce the students to the concepts of, choices, ethical decision making, and opportunity cost
  • Discover new titles featuring homelessness in an annotated bibliography

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.


This webinar introduces ethical behavior, creative problem solving and social commentary as featured in children’s chapter books dealing with the topic of homelessness. Featured chapter books include “How to Steal a Dog” by Barbara O’Connor and “Shelter” by Christie Matheson.