Habitat for Humanity Educational Resources

MASH is sometimes asked to pass on information that might be of interest to homeschooling families. While we as an organization do not endorse these items, many of our members participate in and benefit from this information.

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Here at Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg we have a great opportunity for educators to partner with us in raising awareness of the need for affordable housing in our city. Please look at the following resources available at our website as well as the attached brochure.

  1. One of the opportunities for Grades 4, 5 and 6 to begin the discussion of affordable housing in the community is the Meaning of Home Writing Contest, which runs from October 1 – November 10, 2014. For every entry, $5 is donated to Habitat so not only will the exercise be fun and relevant, but the students will be making an impact with a donation to Habitat. For more information, please check the website: http://meaningofhome.ca/ and see the attached brochure.
  2. If you would like us to come and speak to your students about Habitat for Humanity’s role in providing affordable housing in our communities, please contact Kim Wilson at 204-235-2400 or kwilson at habitat dot mb dot ca. Together we can open doors to a brighter future.
  3. Habitat for Humanity also offers a variety of educational resources for your classroom. These resources support Manitoba Social Studies curriculum for sustainable development, have been developed and tested by teachers and are offered in English and French. To access all Habitat for Humanity classroom resources (Grades 3-8), please visit http://www.habitat.mb.ca/get-school.cfm

It is always exciting to engage students in active learning by allowing them to explore issues relevant to their community. At Habitat for Humanity Manitoba we have created these Middle Years resource programs in order to promote the integration of social responsibility into the school curriculum.

Sincerely,

Mary Friesen
Volunteer for School Programs
Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg
60 Archibald Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R2J 0V8
mfriesen at habitat dot mb dot ca

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