Homelessness Facts: Lesson for Kids

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There are shelters for homeless people who do not have anywhere to sleep. Why don't all homeless people stay in shelters?

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1. As of 2016, approximately how many people in the United States were homeless?

2. The largest group of homeless people in the United States comes from which of these groups?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet allow you to test your knowledge of homelessness in the world. Make sure you understand what homelessness is and what causes it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to see what you remember about:

  • The size of the U.S. homeless population
  • Causes of homelessness around the world
  • The reason all homeless people don't stay in shelters

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson, such as what group makes up the largest part of the homeless in the world
  • Critical thinking - apply what you know to look at information about homelessness in a different way
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about how many people in the world have housing that is not safe or healthy
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about how many homeless people there are in the U.S. and why they don't all stay in shelters

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about this social issue, review the lesson titled Homelessness Facts: Lesson for Kids. This lesson helps you better understand:

  • The reasons different people give for why they are homeless in the U.S.
  • Examples of homelessness in fiction
  • Refugees
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