Lesson Packet

Grades 9-12

The World’s Women unit

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SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Social Studies

TOPICS: Education, Family Size Decisions, Women's Issues

Resource Overview

Thematic unit for the high school classroom covers the connection between women’s status and population.

Included teaching materials explore women’s status around the world, girls’ education, family-size decisions, gender roles globally and in the U.S.

Features of This Resource

  • Unit includes 2 lesson plans, 1 case study reading, and 1 background reading.
  • Integrates media literacy fundamentals.
  • Strong connection to the AP Human Geography CED, women and demographic change.

Unit Lesson Plans & Readings

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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...

American HerStory

- Students examine current and historic U.S. gender roles through two short mental exercises and research.


Women: The Critical Link

- Global status of women background reading: Gender discrimination hurts women, their families and their communities. Read about the links between...

Kerala: A Model Case for Education

- The global status of women case study reading: The Indian state of Kerala leads the country in women’s education, family...

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