Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8, 9-12

La Educación de María (Maria’s Education)

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SUBJECTS: Social Studies

TOPICS: Education, Fertility/Mortality, Women's Issues

Resource Overview

Through a short-story and discussion about teen pregnancy, and by interpreting a graph about global literacy and fertility, students will begin to see how individual decisions and status affect population growth.

Lesson plan PDF includes Spanish and English instructions.

Students will be able to:
  • Discuss links between teen pregnancy, education and employment opportunities.
  • Identify links between female education, status and population growth.
  • Interpret graphic data and draw conclusions.

Features of This Resource

  • Great lesson for teaching about connection between TFR and education levels
  • Students consider gender stereotypes through an engaging “heroes” activity

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