Lesson 4 - What are the impacts of poverty & activity 5

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  • Lesson 4 - What are the impacts of poverty & activity 5

    1. 1. 2.3 What are the impacts of poverty? (p.58) Lesson 4
    2. 2. To the poor <ul><li>Poor people often lack resources to satisfy their material life ( 物質生活 ). </li></ul><ul><li>quality of life ( 生活質素 ) is low </li></ul><ul><li>They often have a lot of stress ( 壓力 ). </li></ul><ul><li>affects their emotions ( 情緒 ) </li></ul><ul><li>results in problems such as suicide ( 自殺 ) and domestic violence ( 家庭暴力 ) </li></ul>
    3. 3. To the society <ul><li>If the number of poor people keeps increasing, low income groups will become more discontented ( 不滿 ) with the society. </li></ul><ul><li>People may participate in criminal activities ( 犯罪 ) in order to make a living </li></ul><ul><li>Harms social harmony ( 和諧 ) and adversely affects social stability ( 安定 ) </li></ul>
    4. 4. To the society <ul><li>The government needs to put resources to reduce poverty </li></ul><ul><li> increases its financial burden ( 財政負擔 ) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Intergenerational poverty ( 跨代貧窮 ) <ul><li>Since poor families do not have enough resources for their children to receive high quality education, their children may become not competitive after they grow up. </li></ul><ul><li>They can only engage in low-income jobs and remain poor. </li></ul><ul><li> Results in intergenerational poverty </li></ul>
    6. 6. Activity 5 – A very poor family
    7. 7. Fig. 1 <ul><li>Mr. Lau has worked in the paint industry ( 塗料 / 油漆業 ) for many years. </li></ul><ul><li>Until recently, he only works half of the time in a month. </li></ul><ul><li>As a result, his income is reduced to around $5000. </li></ul><ul><li>His wife and four children came to Hong Kong from the mainland a few years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>They live in a house of 200 square feet and it is very crowded ( 擠迫 ). </li></ul>
    8. 8. Fig. 2 <ul><li>Their home has no space to place a desk. </li></ul><ul><li>The eldest daughter, who is 13 years old, can study only after her younger brother and sisters finish their homework. </li></ul><ul><li>She wants a computer but her parents cannot afford it. </li></ul><ul><li>She has not complained about it. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Fig.3 <ul><li>The four children do not have any toys, but they entertain ( 娛樂 ) themselves by going to the library and community centres ( 社區中心 ) to play computer games without spending money. </li></ul><ul><li>For most of us, $500 is enough for a nice buffet in hotel, but it is enough for the Lau’s family to spend on meals for a week. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Fig. 4 <ul><li>Even though their lives are difficult, they enjoy the family relationship and do not complain. </li></ul>
    11. 11. 1 (a) Describe the situation of the Lau’s family in the following aspects. <ul><li>Living condition </li></ul><ul><li>Diet </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Parent-child relationship </li></ul>
    12. 12. 1 (a) Describe the situation of the Lau’s family in the following aspects. <ul><li>Living conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Six people have to live in a flat of 200 square feet. </li></ul><ul><li>There is not enough space for the children to do homework. </li></ul>
    13. 13. 1 (a) Describe the situation of the Lau’s family in the following aspects. <ul><li>Diet ( 飲食 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Expenditure on meals for a week is $500. </li></ul>
    14. 14. 1 (a) Describe the situation of the Lau’s family in the following aspects. <ul><li>Entertainment ( 娛樂 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Children choose free entertainment, e.g. reading in the library, playing computer games in community centers. </li></ul>
    15. 15. 1 (a) Describe the situation of the Lau’s family in the following aspects. <ul><li>Parent-child relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Their family relationship is good. They have no complaints ( 投訴 ) against other family members. </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>1 (b) If you were one of the family members in the Lau’s family, which of the above aspects you would want to change the most? Why? Share your views with your classmates. </li></ul>
    17. 17. 2. How does poverty affect children? Write your answers in the figure below. <ul><li>Influence of poverty on children </li></ul><ul><li>Affecting normal </li></ul><ul><li>social life ( 社交生活 ) , </li></ul><ul><li>such as not having enough money to participate in </li></ul><ul><li>extra-curricular activities </li></ul><ul><li>and not willing to get along with people. </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Lack of basic necessities, such as lacking food which may lead to </li></ul><ul><li>malnutrition ( 營養不良 ) . </li></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>Self-doubt, having low </li></ul><ul><li>self-esteem ( 自信 ) , which affect their </li></ul><ul><li>mental health . </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Overcrowding </li></ul><ul><li>living conditions resulting in poor growing and learning environment. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Reminders <ul><li>Newspaper cutting </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: 30/3 (Day 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Test </li></ul><ul><li>A. Education p.21-27 </li></ul><ul><li>B. Poverty p.47-53 </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Cycle 21 </li></ul>

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