Can you imagine living on a dollar a day?! Many of us in the United States couldn't fathom it; I know I had a hard time wrapping my head around it.
This documentary, currently available on Netflix, is a touching film that makes an impact on students hearts as they follow four young men on a trip of a lifetime. A trip, not to have fun, but to learn and put themselves in others peoples shoes through action.
This short questionnaire can be used to assess how students feel after watching the documentary. Questions can be answered as short and specific as one word answers, or the teacher can request longer, more thought out answers (like I do). At a fifth grade level I do not allow the students to answer in one word (such as the emotion questions...I ask them to tell me why).
There is a website associated with the film: http://livingonone.org/
There are also short videos that address poverty levels through the world and screening packets for teachers if you would like to do a service learning project with students.