HPRT Educational Resources


Picture Books

Somebodys new pajamas – Isaac Jackson and David Soman (ages 3 and up)

Yes we can! Janitor strike in LA. – Diana Cohn and Francisco Delgado (age 5 and up)

Those shoes – Maribeth Boelts and Noah Johens (age 5 and up)

Voices in the parkAnthony Brown (ages 7 and up)

Click clack moo – Doreen Cronin (ages 7 and up)

Amber was brave, Essie was smart – Vera B. Williams (age 8 and up)

From far away – Robert Munsch

The hundred dresses – Eleanor Estes

Money hungry – Sharon G. Flake

It’s okay to be different – Todd Parr

The leaves in OctoberKaren Ackerman

Khandra Mohammad and dough – Karen Williams

Four feet, two sandals – Chayka

Do the Math: http://dothemath.thestop.org

Narratives and Collections of Narratives

Where We Stand: Class Matters – bell hook

Teaching Tolerance essay “How School Taught me I was poor: – Jeff Sapp http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-35-spring-2009/feature/how-school- taught-me-i-was-poor

“On Lilacs, Tap dancing and Children of Poverty” – Bobby Starnes Phi Delta Kappa

article 2008

Experiencing Poverty; Voices from the Bottom – D. Stanley Eitzen and Kelly Eitzen Smith


Why our students need “equity literacy” Teaching Tolerance Blog


Reaching and Teaching Students in PovertyPaul Gorski.

Persistent PovertyJamie Swift, Brice Balmer and Mira Dineen

Resources for Incorporating Arts Across the Curriculum

Beginner’s Guide to CommunityBased Arts – Mark Schwarzman and Keith Knight

Engaging Films and Music Videos in Critical Thinking – Charlene Tan

Handbook for K – 8 Arts Integration: Purposeful Planning Across the Curriculum – Nan L McDonald

The Hip Hop Education GuidebookMarcella Runnell and Martha Diaz

Integrating the Arts Across the Elementary School Curriculum Z- R Phyllis Gelineau

Music and Movement in the ClassroomGreg and Steven Trough

Teaching using Across the Curriculum – Valereai Luppens and Greg Formena

Theater of the Oppressed – August Boal

Smart Start Halton: smartstarthalton.com

Federal Government program that provides a FREE Registered Education Program for children

in low-income families born in 2004. No contribution by the family necessary! You can apply on line in about 10 minutes at this link: https://www.smartsaver.org/startmyresp/?Halton

Social Insurance number of the parent and child are required. HPRT is very willing to come to

your school and run a sign-up event!

HIPPY Oakville

We send trained Home Visitors into homes to teach Mothers how to be their child’s first and best teacher. We use role play to show Mothers how to teach the vital pre-reading, pre-writing and pre- literacy skills. We are funded by Trillium Foundation, Halton Region and the United Way and generous community members.

We serve over 100 families Burlington, Milton as well as Oakville

Please see www.hippyoakville.org for more details Please call 905 582 7860

Poverty Simulation Games

Wealth Inequality: http://activelearningps.com/2014/05/06/wealth-inequality-game/

Spent Game: http://playspent.org

Privilege Walk: https://peacelearner.org/2016/03/14/privilege-walk-lesson-plan/ STARPOWER Game: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/carol.mukhopadhyay/race/Starpower-Activity-2014.pdf The Last Straw! http://www.thelaststraw.ca/ (The Halton Poverty Roundtable has 3 copies and would be very happy to come and facilitate it for your class or meeting).