Growing Up Poor

Today, we’re watching an episode of Frontline, “Growing Up Poor in America.” As we watch the film, take notes about anything that strikes you, such as statistics cited by the narrator, the living conditions of the families, or the disposition of the children. Next, try and answer the following questions. Try to use a specific example from the film in each of your answers. 

  • What role does mental health play in the lives of these children?
  • How important are food pantries to these families? 
  • What moment in the documentary drove home strongest the poverty these kids face?
  • What should society do to help kids growing up in these conditions?

Photo credit – Lauren Santucci

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