Film and Education Guides
In 2015, Girl Be Heard and the team behind the document film “I Am A Girl” partnered to raise awareness around human rights issue affecting girls around the world. Through a series of lesson plans designed for high school students, GBH Education Guides for “I Am A Girl” are a practical and ready-to-use source for teachers to address pressing global and personal issues affecting girls. This collection of lesson plans was designed with the Common Core Curriculum in mind so that teachers can use them to complement classroom work and help prepare students for academic success. The “I Am A Girl” film features X girls around the world, including an alumna of Girl Be Heard.
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.
In this guide, teachers can find a total of seven lesson plans for Health or Advisory classes covering the following topics:
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
This guide contains a total of six lesson plans for English and Language Arts using a model of comparative literature.
For each of the girls’ stories featured in the I Am A Girl documentary film, teachers will find one corresponding lesson plan in this guide covering the following topics:
Poetry and Music
Storytelling and Folklore
HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES GUIDE
In this guide, teachers can find a total of twelve lesson plans for History and Social Studies classes. This guide covers the following topics:
migration movements, black history
feminism, colonialism, indigenous populations,
dictatorships, geography of lesser-known countries
CIVICS, CITIZENSHIP, & GOVERNMENT:
mental health care/social services, reproductive rights
macroeconomic systems, microfinance, war politics, black markets