January 30-31: Option 2: Cultural Study: What is a Slum?

Objectives:

Students will read for information.

Students will understand a cultural reality for many people across the world.

Students will critically reflect about what they have read and seen.

Students will connect to the text.

1) What is a slum?  

Find the definition of a slum and post it to this blog post.

 2) Read this article and find 5 new pieces of information that you did not know before:

Link to article: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/02/slum_life.html

3) When you finish, view this slide show about the slums of the world.

Slums of the world

Pick the slum, Dharavi, Mumbai, India (Where our story will take place)

In a new post: Answer these questions:  regarding one of the people who live in the slums of Mumbai, India:

1. What is this person’s name?

2. What does he/she do to survive?

3. What are the feelings of this person regarding living where he/she does?

4.  What are dreams/plans for the future?

5. Reflect in three sentences what slum life is like.

6) What questions do you have about slum life?

7) Why do you think people are allowed to live like this?  Why?

8) What possible solutions can you think of that could solve the problems of slum life?

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51 thoughts on “January 30-31: Option 2: Cultural Study: What is a Slum?

  1. WHAT IS SLUM

    A slum, as defined by the United Nations agency is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure security. According to the United Nations, the percentage of urban dwellers living in slums decreased from 47 percent to 37 percent in the developing world between 1990 and 2005. However, due to rising population, and the rise especially in urban populations, the number of slum dwellers is rising. One billion people worldwide live in slums and the figure is projected to grow to 2 billion by 2030

    I learing about this lady was sitting on the her blacket and she had her baby with her and they were in the hurricane and they don’t have no place to stay.
    And then to I saw some people trying to get help and see them hurt and homeless too.

  2. A slum, as defined by the United Nations agency is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure security. According to the United Nations, the percentage of urban dwellers living in slums decreased from 47 percent to 37 percent in the developing world between 1990 and 2005. However, due to rising population, and the rise especially in urban populations, the number of slum dwellers is rising. One billion people worldwide live in slums and the figure is projected to grow to 2 billion by 2030

    I learing about this lady was sitting on the her blacket and she had her baby with her and they were in the hurricane and they don’t have no place to stay.
    And then to I saw some people trying to get help and see them hurt and homeless too.

  3. A slum, as defined by the United Nations agency is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure security. According to the United Nations, the percentage of urban dwellers living in slums decreased from 47 percent to 37 percent in the developing world between 1990 and 2005. However, due to rising population, and the rise especially in urban populations, the number of slum dwellers is rising. One billion people worldwide live in slums and the figure is projected to grow to 2 billion by 2030.

    • A slum is defined by the united nations agency as a run down area of a city characterized by standard housing ,squalor, and lacking in tenure security. The percentage of urban dwellers living in slum dropped from 47% to 37%.

  4. A slum, as defined by the United Nations agency is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure security. According to the United Nations, the percentage of urban dwellers living in slums decreased from 47 percent to 37 percent in the developing world between 1990 and 2005. However, due to rising population, and the rise especially in urban populations, the number of slum dwellers is rising. One billion people worldwide live in slums and the figure is projected to grow to 2 billion by 2030
    I learned bout the lady she sat on her blanket with her baby’s she was effect by a hurricane.didnt have a place to stay

  5. Slum
    As defined by the United Nation agency is run-down area or a city characterized by substandard housing,squalor,and lackin intenure security.One billion people world wide live in slums.Slum building can be simple shacks or permanent and well-maintained structure but lack clean water,electricity,sanitation,and other basic services.

  6. A Slum is A squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very poor people.

    A slum, as defined by the United Nations agency is a area with low poverty in a city characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure security. According to the United Nations, the percentage of urban dwellers living in slums decreased from 47 percent to 37 percent in the developing world between 1990 and 2005. However, due to rising population, and the rise especially in urban populations, the number of slum dwellers is rising. One billion people worldwide live in slums and the figure is projected to grow to 2 billion by 2030
    I learned bout the lady she sat on her blanket with her baby’s she was effect by a hurricane.didnt have a place to stay These people are strong.

  7. 1) What is a slum? poor area, an overcrowded area of a city in which the housing is typically in very bad condition

    2) Read this article and find 5 new pieces of information that you did not know before: One billion people worldwide live in slums, That number will double the time 2030, India has about 93 million slum dwellers and as much as 50% of New Delhi’s population is thought to live in slums, 60% of Mumbai. Slum buildings can be simple shacks or permanent and well-maintained structures but lack clean water, electricity, sanitation and other basic services. Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, the second largest slum in Africa

  8. one billion people live in slums.
    the number is likely to double by 2030.
    Kenya is the second largest slum in Africa Third in the world.
    India has about 93 million slum dwellers.
    and as much as 50% of Delhi’s population live in slums.

  9. 1. What is this person’s name? Torrealba Household

    2. What does he/she do to survive? They go get food and just feed the children so they can be healthy and live.

    3. What are the feelings of this person regarding living where he/she does? Her feelings are is that she is scared because they cant stop on the sidewalk because they might get robbed or shot at and the kids cant even stand on the steps and play.

    4. What are dreams/plans for the future? The dreams for the future is to find somewhere else to stay and make a better living enviroment for themselves.

    5. Reflect in three sentences what slum life is like.
    The sum life is really bad and noone wants to live there they feel they have to watch out for themself in their own neighborhood and their own house.

  10. 1) Chandra household.
    2) He is trying to look for a good paying job to earn more money.
    3) To him it feels like being in a prison and he feels alone without his family.
    4) His dream is to have his family come back and live with him.
    5) Slum life is the life of the poor who can’t afford to buy decent houses and live under some unhealthy conditions, the houses are dirty, no clean water, poor sanitation and it,s just plain uncomfortable.

  11. 1.Caracas V

    2. She hides and manily stay to herself

    3. She belives its all she need cause the police or a shooting is going to happen any way.

    4. Raising her sonn and keeping him out of trouble.

    5. Slum life is terrible.
    Slum life is crazy
    Slum life is maybe alrighjt to some people.

  12. 1. What is this person’s name? Shilpirl household

    2. What does he/she do to survive? She worked on 4 houses

    3. What are the feelings of this person regarding living where he/she does? She does not like it because there are lots of problems, and 15 people live in a very very small house.

    4. What are dreams/plans for the future?

    5. Reflect in three sentences what slum life is like
    Its a way of live in some places
    There is not enough space in the homes in the slums for the people that live there
    Its very hard to survive sometimes

  13. 1. What is this person’s name?

    2. What does he/she do to survive?
    3. What are the feelings of this person regarding living where he/she does?

    4. What are dreams/plans for the future?

    5. Reflect in three sentences what slum life is like.

  14. 1. Slum – A slum, as defined by the United Nations agency UN-HABITAT, is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure

    2. One billion people worldwide live in slums , India has about 93 million slum dwellers , the number of slums would likey double by 2030 , Slum buildings can be simple shacks or permanent and well-maintained structures but lack clean water, electricity ,New Delhi’s population is thought to live in slums.

  15. 1) A SLUM is a poor area that is overcroweded area of city in which the housing is typically in very bad condition.

    2) 1 i didnt know that they only eat beans 2 that they are really poor 3 they sleep on the floor (ground) 4 they dont live in bricks house they live in paper thin shelters
    5 a lot of people die every day.

  16. 1. 1. What is this person’s name?
    Lohar is his name.
    2. What does he/she do to survive?
    He has a job as a carpenter.

    3. What are the feelings of this person regarding living where he/she does?
    i think he is sad but manages to look past that to survive.

    4. What are dreams/plans for the future?

    I think having a happy marriage.

    5. Reflect in three sentences what slum life is like.

    It is a very poor life to live.
    It Is very hard for certain people to live like this.
    It is better than life on the street though .

  17. 1) A slum is a squalid part of a city that is inhabited by poor people.

    1. What is this person’s name?
    Mora is the person’s name

    2. What does he/she do to survive? That person works to keep a shelter over her children.
    3. What are the feelings of this person regarding living where he/she does?
    She is really struggling to survive in this world and it makes her sad everyday.
    4. What are dreams/plans for the future?
    Her plans for the future is to make sure her kids are ok.
    5. Reflect in three sentences what slum life is like

    Slum life is devastating. Being a slum is not easy at all. Tragedies, and poverty are among their lives everyday and not knowing when their next meal will be is really sad.

  18. What is a slum?

    the very poor or socially disadvantaged, shacks or permanent and well-maintained structures but lack clean water, electricity, sanitation and other basic services.

  19. 1. Slum – A slum, as defined by the United Nations agency UN-HABITAT, is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure

    2. One billion people worldwide live in slums , India has about 93 million slum dwellers , the number of slums would likey double by 2030 , Slum buildings can be simple shacks or permanent and well-maintained structures but lack clean water, electricity ,New Delhi’s population is thought to live in slums.

  20. A slum is someone who lacks of well maintained structures, and lack of clean water, electricity, sanitation, and other basic services.

    1. Mora is her name.
    2. She works to keep a shelter for her and her children.
    3. It makes her sad to know that she is struggling everyday.
    4. She plans on making sure her and her kids are okay.
    5. Being a slum isnt easy. Its devastating and miserable. Everyday tragedies are among them everyday,

  21. A Slum Is A squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very poor people. lack clean water, electricity, sanitation and other basic services.

  22. 1.slum-poor area an overcrowed area of a city in which the housing is typically in very bad condition accept lower standards then usual

    2
    .1one billions people worldwide live in slums
    2India has about 93 million slum dweller and as much as 50% of new delhirs population is thought to live in slums
    3. slum can be simple shacks
    4.slum are old houses

    1.India
    2.slums survive by working day and night and finding food for the to eat
    3.I feel terrible that they live like that because they should’nt be living like that
    4.to become succesful and make it out of high school.
    5. slums life are depressing it make you want to cry because of how they live and what they have to do for food

  23. A Slum is a densely populated urban area which is characterized by a generally low standard of living . Slum may also be known as shantytown , barrios , or faveias , although some of these terms have specific cultural meanings .

  24. 1)Dharavi Mumbai
    2)To survive she build a house.
    3)The feeling are sad, they dont have much.
    4)The dreams are to move and get a better place.
    5)There 15 people that live in this house, i left my village to live with my husband, but he did not take care of me.

  25. 2. What does he/she do to survive? That person works to keep a shelter over her children.
    3. What are the feelings of this person regarding living where he/she does?
    She is really struggling to survive in this world and it makes her sad everyday.
    4. What are dreams/plans for the future?
    Her plans for the future is to make sure her kids are ok.
    5. Reflect in three sentences what slum life is like

    Slum life is devastating. Being a slum is not easy at all. Tragedies, and poverty are among their lives everyday and not knowing when their next meal will be is really sad.

  26. A slum is an overcrowded urban area inhabitated by poor people.

    1) One billion worldwide live in slums and number will most likely double by 2030. They can be maintained well structures, but lack of water and other needs.

    Shilpiri household, She’s worked on four houses. She doesn’t like it, there are fifteen people living in one house and they have to sleep on top of each other. Plans are to make sure her kids are set. It’s outrageous to me because my household consists of only three people and I couldn’t imagine living with fifteen. Having no clean water and soap and not being able to take showers is a living hell ! I couldn’t deal with the overcrowdedness and unsanitary surroundings.

  27. 1.One billion people worldwide live in slums, a number that will likely double by 2030.
    2. Slum buildings can be simple shacks or permanent and well-maintained structures but lack clean water, electricity, sanitation and other basic services.
    3.

  28. Slums- A squalid and overcrowded area of a city in which the housing is typically in bad condition.

    According to the United Nations, the percentage of urban dwellers living in slums decreased from 47 percent to 37 percent in the developing world between 1990 and 2005. However, due to rising population, and the rise especially in urban populations, the number of slum dwellers is rising. One billion people worldwide live in slums and the figure is projected to grow to 2 billion by 2030.

  29. 1.One billion people live in slums as of today.
    2.The number is likely to double by 2030.
    3.Kenya is the second largest slum location in Africa. Third in the world !!.
    4.India has about 93 million slum dwellers.
    5. As much as 50% of Delhi’s population live in slums.

  30. I was looking at the lady and baby sitting on the blacket and they were in the hurricane and they don’t have no place to stay.
    And then to I was looking at some people trying to get help and see them hurt and homeless too.

  31. Shilpiri household, She’s worked on four houses. She doesn’t like it, there are fifteen people living in one house and they have to sleep on top of each other. Plans are to make sure her kids are set. It’s outrageous to me because my household consists of only three people and I couldn’t imagine living with fifteen. Having no clean water and soap and not being able to take showers is a living hell ! I couldn’t deal with the overcrowdedness and unsanitary surroundings.

  32. A slum, as defined by the United Nations agency is a area with low poverty in a city characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure security.The characteristics of slum life vary greatly between geographic regions.Pinheirinho slum – where residents recently resisted police efforts to forcibly evict them; and slum dwellers from Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi, India. My opinion on slum I couldn’t deal with all the crowd’s and stuff.

  33. A slum, as defined by the United Nations Agency is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure security. According to the United Nations, the percentage of urban dwellers living in slums decreased from 47% percent to 37% percent in the developing world between 1990 and 2005. However, due to rising population, and the rise especially in urban populations, the number of slum dwellers is rising. One billion people worldwide live in slums and the figure is projected to grow to 2 billion by 2030 at the latest.

    I learning about this lady was sitting on the her blanket and she had her baby with her and they were in the hurricane and they don’t have no place to stay.
    And then to I saw some people trying to get help and see them hurt and homeless too

  34. 1) A squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very poor people.

    2) .One billion people worldwide live in slums
    .The characteristics of slum life vary greatly between geographic regions
    .the second largest slum is Africa
    .a number that will likely double by 2030
    . India has about 93 million slum

  35. A slum Is a squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very poor people. lack clean water, electricity, sanitation and other basic services.

  36. What is a slum? poor area, an overcrowded area of a city in which the housing is typically in very bad condition

    2) Read this article and find 5 new pieces of information that you did not know before: One billion people worldwide live in slums, That number will double the time 2030, India has about 93 million slum dwellers and as much as 50% of New Delhi’s population is thought to live in slums, 60% of Mumbai. Slum buildings can be simple shacks or permanent and well-maintained structures but lack clean water, electricity, sanitation and other basic services. Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, the second largest slum in Africa

  37. Slum- is A squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very poor people!!!!

    1.)Torrealba Household
    2.).She is really struggling to survive in this world and it makes her sad everyday.
    3.)I feel terrible that they live like that because they should’nt be living like that
    4.)The dreams for the future is to find somewhere else to stay and make a better living enviroment for themselves.
    5.)The sum life is really bad and noone wants to live there they feel they have to watch out for themself in their own neighborhood and their own house.
    6.)i would want to know how do thay cook,where do thay get food from, is the food clean,how do thay shower.
    7.)I dont know im guessing becouse thats the wat thay lived for years now im not saying that thay dont want to live somewhere else.

  38. What is this person’s name ?
    1) Lohar is his name.

    What does he/she do to survive ?
    2)He has a job as a carpenter.

    What are the feelings of this person regarding living where he/she does ?
    3)I think he is sad but tryies his best to survive.

    What are dreams/plans for the future ?
    4)I think having a family.

    Reflect in three sentences what slum life is like
    5) A very hard place to live.
    A tought invirment.
    Is a very poor life to live.

    What questions do you have about slum life ?
    6) Nonthing

    Why do you think people are allowed to live like this? Why
    7) I dont because its a bad place to live or raise a child up with no home our nonthing to eat.

  39. 1. What is this person’s name? Torrealba Household

    2. What does he/she do to survive? They go get food and just feed the children so they can be healthy and live.

    3. What are the feelings of this person regarding living where he/she does? Her feelings are is that she is scared because they cant stop on the sidewalk because they might get robbed or shot at and the kids cant even stand on the steps and play.

    4. What are dreams/plans for the future? The dreams for the future is to find somewhere else to stay and make a better living enviroment for themselves.

    5. Reflect in three sentences what slum life is like.
    The life is really bad and no one wants to live there they feel they have to watch out for themself in their own neighborhood and their own house.

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