Global Education: Why Learn? (3-5)

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Global
Focus Question 

Focus Question: What are the effects of educating every child in the world? 

Unit Overview 

Students play a game that explores the difference between rights and privileges. Students listen and respond to the text of Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter, a picture book about a school in Afghanistan. This book will set the stage for a discussion around the importance of education and what people can do to promote schooling for all around the world. 

Service Experience 
Students hold a Read-a-Thon to raise awareness of the obstacles some children face in obtaining an education. They make posters and fliers to explain their cause to their families, classmates, and friends. They may wish to invite others to join in and read as many books as possible to spread the word.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Global Education: Why Learn? (3-5)
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
3
4
5

Students listen and respond to the text of Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter, a picture book about a school in Afghanistan. This book will set the stage for a discussion around the importance of education and what people can do to promote schooling for all around the world.