ACSI Teacher Resources
Through ACSI and World Vision’s partnership, your students and community can help end the global water crisis. Hosting a World Vision Global 6K empowers your students to learn about the water crisis by walking/running the average distance a child in Africa walks to fetch water that is often unsafe to drink. By becoming a host site, you have received Scripture based lessons and activities about global poverty that will help walk your students through the struggles of students across the world.
Below you will find digital copies of each of the lessons, separated by grade level. With each lesson will be the corresponding videos we’ve selected that speak on the appropriate topic. There’s also a tab for Resources, which is where you’ll find all of your Global 6k materials. We are excited to partner with your school on empowering your students to become global citizens.
Click the tabs to access the materials. Within each grade level range, you’ll find the appropriate lessons, activities, and videos that correspond.
The Puzzle of Poverty lessons is intended for all grades.
Download the Puzzle of Poverty lesson (.pdf) here.
Lesson 1: Called to Care for the World (.pdf)
We asked sixth graders at a local elementary school to write messages of love to refugee children. As the Syria crisis approaches its fifth year, see the hope and encouragement being sent to kids by kids.
Sound clips with this lesson (.mp3 files):
Lesson 2: Journey to a new planet (.pdf)
What are the most prized possessions you would take if you had to flee your home?
Lesson 3: Splitting Image (.pdf)
Raised in poverty, children sacrifice their futures for lack of school fees, textbooks, backpacks, and pencils. Your gift will help train teachers and get a child the tools to fulfill their God-given potential.
Lesson 4: Stone Soup (.pdf)
Honeybees give an entrepreneurial family a way to pollinate and grow healthier crops. Plus, the nutritious, medicinal honey is an additional source of income.
Lesson 5: Survive to 5 (.pdf)
How many children will die from preventable causes before their fifth birthday?
Lesson 6: Two Sides of a Coin (.pdf)
In this twist on a classic fairy tale, Peter is not the boy who wouldn’t grow up, but rather the boy who couldn’t, because he didn’t get the right nutrition in his first 1,000 days.
Lesson 7: Two Stories (.pdf)
Watch how a goat can change a community and make a family happy.
Lesson 8: What Every Child Needs (.pdf)
This video highlights the challenges facing the community of Mutchenda and what it needs to thrive.
Lesson 9: Working Hard (.pdf)
Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s Property Brothers traveled to India with World Vision for a first-hand look at the conditions that drive children into dangerous, degrading, and dirty work. Above an Indian slum, 12-year-old Bitoo share his fears and dreams with Jonathan.
Lesson 1: Classifying Conflict (.pdf)
The MDGs have been credited with saving and improving the lives of millions of people. However, they largely failed to reach the world’s most vulnerable children. Those often living in fragile or conflict-affected countries. Children like 12 year old Adel, who fled Syria with his family last year.
Lesson 2: Climbing the Ladder of Economic Development(.pdf)
Watch how a microloan changed the lives of a family and community.
Lesson 3: Conflict Stories (.pdf)
As world leaders meet to discuss Syria’s future, World Vision asked these children to send a message to the leaders explaining what peace means to them.
Lesson 4: Drawing Upon the Future (.pdf)
We asked Syrian children in a World Vision Child-Friendly Space in Lebanon to draw one of their dreams. Childhood should be a magical time filled with happy dreams, but for many Syrian children, dreams can be very scary, while others simply dream of returning to the country they love and miss.
Lesson 5: Food Production (.pdf)
What affect does it have on children?
Lesson 6: Food Insecurities, Impacts, and Interventions (.pdf)
Malnutrition can have deadly effects that last a lifetime, especially for malnourished children.
Lesson 7: Forming a New Government (.pdf)
What might life be like if Americans faced the same reality every day as 1.1 billion people elsewhere in the world with no source of clean water, leaving countless children and families vulnerable to deadly diseases?
Lesson 8: Is There Enough for Everyone? (.pdf)
We believe in girls’ education. We believe in girls having the same opportunities as boys. We believe in girls choosing when they want to marry and how many children they want to have.
Educating a girl doesn’t just change the life of a girl. It impacts her family and those around her. When you educate a girl, it impacts the entire community.
Lesson 9: No More Bread (.pdf)
Hunger is a problem for the whole family.
Lesson 10: Speak Your Peace (.pdf)
Videos included within lesson.
Lesson 1: Child Health Now: A Educational Session (.pdf)
Salissou’s future isn’t decided… we can do something.
Lesson 2: Child Health Now: Small Group Bible Study(.pdf)
Every Share of this video is a promise: that you will #PrayforRefugees of the Syria crisis. Let’s not only raise awareness … let us make change. “Be the Content” — a spoken-word performance by Christian Paige.
Lesson 3: Child Health Now: Safari Mystery Dinner (.pdf)
Together, we can end preventable deaths.
Lesson 4: Jesus and Global Citizenship (.pdf)
See how can you change the world by becoming an advocate.
Lesson 5: Sharing Food in a Hungry World (.pdf)
Follow World Vision writer, Kari Costanza, as she goes five days without food while visiting Kenya.
Lesson 6: The Earth is the Lord’s (.pdf)
A poem about the life-changing impact of clean water, written and recited by Kenyan schoolgirls.
How many times have you turned on the tap this morning? You might start counting if your child had to spend the day doing this.
Lesson 7: The Luxury Tax Initiative (.pdf)
The global food crisis has affected millions of people around the world forcing them to stay in the cycle of poverty. Through World Vision initiatives that fight hunger, like the 30 Hour Famine, we’re helping to give families the tools they need to feed themselves.
Lesson 8: To Set Captives Free (.pdf)
Pastor, speaker, and author Eugene Cho explains his family’s background of poverty in Korea and how being given a hand up instead of a hand out made all the difference, and inspired him to advocate for community development.
Spoken Word Artist: Propaganda
Lesson 9: Why Is There Hunger? (.pdf)
This video highlights efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition in Africa.
The Global 6K is coming to your school! Watch this video with your students to get them pumped up about the ways that they’ll be changing the world with the Global 6k. We’ve also included a letter below to send out to parents with information on ACSI’s partnership with World Vision and the Global 6K.
We know how difficult it can be to discuss topics like global poverty with children. We’ve provided some articles as resources we hope you’ll share with your parents. These articles will help parents connect their children with the issues of global poverty in a way that they will understand and be able to put into practice.
- Four Ways to Connect Your Teens with the World
- Teaching Children Empathy as a Way to See and Address Poverty
- How to Spiritually Equip Your Children as They Head Back to School
- 9 Ideas for Encouraging Your Kids to be Generous
- Open Your Child’s Eyes to Poverty-5 Ways You Can Get Started
- The #1 Thing You Should Teach Your Children About Compassion
- 9 Tips for Raising Courageous, World-Changing Kids
- One Essential Ingredient to Raising Confident, Caring and Faith-Filled Children
- How to Talk with your Children about Disasters in the News