I just finished teaching a unit surrounding the documentary Living on One Dollar and I cannot recommend this documentary enough! During this unit my students were captivated by the lives of the families living in the small town of Peña Blanca, Guatemala. We had meaningful classroom discussions about poverty, clean water, necessities vs. desires and education.
Below are some the the activities that I used with my classes during this unit.
After watching the documentary my students brainstormed ways that they could be the catalyst for global change. The website Living on One has some great resources for these discussions, as well as current information about the families in the documentary.