Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8

Lessons for Life

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15 minutes (Part 1); 20 minutes (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Social Studies

TOPICS: Education, Women's Issues

Resource Overview

Students read and discuss a short conversation between two Ethiopian girls about attending school and read and analyze poems about girls’ education.

Students will be able to:
  • Name two barriers and two benefits to girls attending school.
  • Examine the relationship between female education and population growth rate through text evidence and graphic data.
  • Discuss and analyze two poems related to girls’ education, examining various elements such as voice, meaning and mood.

Features of This Resource

  • Online photo essays provide real-world stories from girls around the world
  • SEL core competency of social awareness
  • Students take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures

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