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The World’s Women (Earth Matters unit)



This product is an individual unit from the high school curriculum Earth Matters. Purchase the unit now and you’ll immediately receive the unit as a PDF. Scroll down to see the list lessons plans and readings included in the unit.

Note: If you’re planning to purchase Earth Matters or have already done so, you don’t need to purchase this unit as it is included within the larger Earth Matters curriculum.

Other Earth Matters units include: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Energy, Food and Hunger, Forests, Oceans, Personal Consumption, Population Dynamics, Public Health, Rich and Poor, Solid Waste, Urbanization, and Water Resources.

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The following are included with the purchase of the unit:

Lesson Plans:

  • A Woman’s Place – Through an article, video, simulation game, and small group research, students explore factors that influence women’s fertility decisions in countries around the world.
  • American HerStory – Students examine their own perceptions of gender roles through two short mental exercises, then research and present on the role of women in the home and workplace throughout U.S. history.

Background Reading:

  • Women: The Critical Link – Gender discrimination hurts women, their families and their communities. Read about the links between women’s status and education, health, fertility rates and the environment.

Case Study Reading:

  • Kerala: A Model Case for Education – The Indian state of Kerala leads the country in women’s education, family planning use and social development.