Students in fourth grade partook in a yearly event to heighten the awareness of poverty in developing countries. Students went one full school day without wearing shoes to simulate what children their age in these countries go through everyday. They went to lunch, to PE, to music and recess without shoes. By the end of the day the students were asked the significance of this activity and had to journal over what they learned.
For more information check out the One Day Without Shoes website: http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com/