Teacher Review For The Poverty Line

Visually pleasing, good concept, but lacking in depth

Amy K.
Classroom teacher
Cornell Senior High School
Coraopolis, PA
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
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My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This website is good to visually represent poverty through something accessible to students: food. The site shows what people at varying poverty levels can afford in their country. The site is not very clear-- It has a dollar amount, but it would benefit by being more clearly labeled.
My Take
I was conflicted about rating the "support" level of this site. On one hand, I feel like the site is lacking, and could be improved by better labeling, and a lot more information-- even anecdotal information, personal stories, a social aspect, etc. On the other hand, though, I know that some students look at the food and pictures and "click," finally understanding what the poverty line means to different people. In my opinion, this is best used as one of many tools illustrating world poverty.