01/11/2011 10:27 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Haiti Earthquake: 7 Teachable Moments For Students On The Disaster's Anniversary

As the world focuses its attention on the devastation that Haiti faces one year after a 7.0 quake, it can be hard for anyone to comprehend what a disaster like this means from a distance.

This can be especially hard for the youngest socially conscious citizens among us. But while the numbers of poverty, food shortage and homelessness are hard to imagine, they can provide valuable prompts for discussion about humanitarian issues, disasters and what role we as global citizens play.

With this in mind, The Huffington Post has compiled a list of seven topics to discuss with your favorite student of the world to contextualize a disaster of this scale and provide fodder for greater social responsibility at home.

7 Teachable Moments On The Haiti Earthquake Anniversary