WORLD HABITAT DAY is recognized on the first Monday in October (October 5th this year!) and provides a great platform for an important and useful topic for ESL learners. It's a day to create awareness for the homeless and for all those living without adequate shelter. This year's theme is Public Spaces For All. Share some facts and statistics with your students and have them learn more about this 'grassroots' action towards ending poverty housing worldwide.
Learn more about World Habitat Day on the official website:
Habitat Day - 2015 World Housing Facts. >>>
WARM UP CONVERSATION QUESTIONS by ESL MADE EASY:1. Have you or anyone you know ever lived in poverty housing? Feel free to share your experiences.
2. What kind of housing is typical in your country? Do most people live in the city or the country? What are the main differences in housing styles and needs?
3. Are there any rules and regulations about housing in your country? Are there any special programs for people who cannot afford housing?
4. What do you think a day in the life of someone living in poverty housing (especially with a family) or without a home would feel like? How would certain weather conditions and temperatures affect their day?
RECOMMENDED LINKS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY HOUSING FOR ESL STUDENTS:ESL Made Easy: Recommended ESL links on the topic "Home"
ESL Holiday Lessons: World Habitat Day lesson and activities
Rong Chang: Easy Reading and listening: Homeless People
ESL Discussion: Conversation questions about homelessness
Many Things: Video/transcript: Street Sense Newspaper Provides for the Homeless
ESL Printables: Homelessness: Who is to Blame? *lesson sharing site