Have students select one of these case studies of how SDG's Funds are working to achieve No Poverty
If you want your students to think critically about foreign aid and why donating is charities is not addressing the root of the problem, a great documentary is Poverty Inc.
One of the best teaching tools for your students to explore factors of poverty is the Canadian Geographic interactive Developing World map. One way I have used this in the classroom is having students compare the HDI of their country (for example, Canada) to a developing country.
The UN explains: Extreme poverty rates have fallen by more than half since 1990. While this is a remarkable achievement, one-in-five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.90 a day. Millions more make little more than this daily amount and are at risk of slipping back into extreme poverty.