Global Education: Why Learn? (9-12)

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Fairness
Focus Question 

What are the effects of educating every child in the world? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Students analyze the effects of education on individuals, communities, and the world. They demonstrate that we are all connected and that others are affected by things that we believe only affect us. They learn about gender inequality in schools globally and explore policies for achieving universal primary education for kids all over the world. 

Service Experience 
Students plan a project to raise awareness of the need for universal primary education. They may hold a rally or invite guest speakers come to create a round table discussion. Students may wish to decorate areas of the school with posters and slogans. They may create a mural, either on butcher paper (to be taken down) or on the wall directly. Students may make their own documentary film. Students may hold a fundraiser and find creative ways to raise money and supplies for schools in developing countries. Some suggestions might be to organize a show with an educational theme, to host a 5K run, or to hold a bake sale.  
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Global Education: Why Learn? (9-12)
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students demonstrate through a game that we are all connected and that others are affected by things that we believe only affect us. They read and review statistics that highlight the lower number of girls than boys who attend schools around the world. They identify the reasons for gender inequality in schools and explore what policies and measures are in place for achieving universal primary education for kids all over the world.

Unit: 
Global Education: Why Learn? (9-12)
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students identify the reasons for gender inequality in schools and explore what policies and measures are in place for achieving universal primary education for kids all over the world. Students take action to either raise funds and/or to increase awareness of the importance of education for students in developing countries.