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Students will reflect on action they have taken in their communities and explore action taken globally to address poverty alleviation. Students will identify the complexities in taking action on important issues and apply this to their own lives.
The course is broken into 4 sections, each finishing with a quiz and an opportunity to reflect.
Lesson one is about taking action: what it means and different ways to get involved. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on action they have taken in their communities and schools.
Lesson two focuses on poverty. We'll learn more about what poverty is and how complex it can be.
Lessons three and four explore actions taken globally to alleviate poverty. We'll focus on two ways to tackle poverty: microfinance and international aid.
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|Section 1: Introduction to Taking Action|
Introduction to the Course
Introduction to Taking Action
|Section 2: Poverty|
Povery Part 1
Poverty Part 2
Bob Harris Talks about Poverty
Poverty Quiz and Reflection
|Section 3: Examining Action through Microfinance|
Examining Action through Microfinance Part 1
Examining Action through Microfinance Part 2
Premal Shah on Microfinance
Microfinance Quiz and Reflection
|Section 4: Examining Action through International Aid|
Examining Action through International Aid Part 1
Examining Action through International Aid Part 2
|Section 5: Conclusion|
Taking Action in a Complex World
Founded in 2013, Kiva U is an innovative education initiative created through a partnership between Kiva and Citi, in response to a powerful grassroots movement of students and educators passionate about understanding microfinance and wielding it to help end poverty.
Kiva U aims to help build the next generation of leaders who think critically about sustainable and empowering solutions to poverty.
This lesson, Taking Action in a Complex World, was taken from an extensive curriculum called Exploring Poverty, which was made possible by Citi and can be accessed and downloaded for free online at BetterLesson.