Critical Thinking What Would You Do Activity: Homeless Help

Grade Levels
4th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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  1. Get students thinking and talking with this collection of creative and original hypothetical What Would You Do? situations from veteran English teacher Taylor Sapp. What would you do if:your best friend stopped showering and people noticed?there was a ghost in your bedroom?you could drink a potion o
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Get students thinking and talking with this creative hypothetical What Would You Do? situation:

You see a homeless person asking for money. They appear to be in good health and able to work. Do you give them money?

Would your answer change if:

  • the homeless person was old?
  • it was a whole family?

What causes homelessness? Is giving money the best way to help or are there better ways?


This hypothetical situation comes from the book What Would You Do? by Taylor Sapp.

Each dilemma goes beyond the simple prompt to include:

  • suggested solutions
  • different contexts and variations
  • writing or discussion prompts

Use them as thoughtful and engaging warmers, fillers, or as the start of a class discussion, or even as pre-writing. Engaging, flexible, fun. What Would You Do? is your students' new favorite activity.


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Total Pages
4 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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