I Am A Girl Education Guides
Girl Be Heard and the team behind the documentary film I Am A Girl (iamagirl.com.au) have partnered to raise awareness about human rights issues affecting girls around the world.
With over 60 pages of lesson plans designed for high school students from grades 9-12, Girl Be Heard Education Guides for I Am A Girl are a practical and ready-to-use source for teachers to address global and personal issues affecting girls around the world. Aligned with Common Core standards, teachers can easily use these curricula to complement textbook and classroom work, help prepare students to succeed on standardized tests, excel in college, and contribute thoughtfully as advocates for their communities, locally and globally.
We live in a world where:
• Up to 7/10 women experience physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime 5
• 62 million girls of primary school age are not in school 6
• 100 million girls are missing due to female prenatal sex selection 7
• Three quarters of the world’s HIV sufferers under age twenty-five are women 8
Through the film, we learn about the plight of girls in both developing and developed countries and the profound and disturbing discrimination that pervades today. Girl Be Heard has created these Girl Be Heard Education Guides for I Am A Girl on History/Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Health/Advisory to help teachers open up classroom discussions around these important human rights issues and to get students thinking about a future of gender equality.