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. Students 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. Students take action to either raise funds and/or to increase awareness of the importance of education for students in developing countries.
Three 45-Minute Sessions, Plus time to plan and carry out a service project
The learner will:
“ Education is our passport to the future,
for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare
for it today.”
Education across the globe, including schooling and other types of learning, is a fascinating topic to explore with students of all ages. Students will react well to this “meta-approach.” Studying education in the context of their own schools and after-school activities will provide excellent opportunity for reflection and understanding. When students are in an educational context, they will be more receptive to and understanding of the issues facing education around the globe. A key aspect of this unit will be to constantly “bring the lesson back” to your students. If students understand the challenges facing international education, and if they realize how lucky they are to be provided with such excellent educations of their own, they will be more motivated to act on behalf of the international community.
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