Featured Lesson Plan:
Today's under-reported fact: At least 54% of girls in India's rural Uttar Pradesh region are married before the age of 18.
Quick read [10 minutes]: Students can read in two groups (Group 1: Intro / Group 2: From "Human Rights as Education" through end) and share out
- What barriers to getting an education do girls in Uttar Pradesh face? How does the Pardada Pardadi school help?
- What does feminism mean to you?
- Is access to education opportunities unequal in your community? How so? What solutions can you think of?
1. Follow the @pulitzercenter Instagram, where journalist Annalisa Merelli is posting behind-the-scenes photos from "Teaching Feminism" every day this week. Choose three photos and read the captions. Write a short reflection comparing and contrasting your experience with the experience you see.
2. Come up with a recommendation for how your school could expand on efforts to empower young women and/or other marginalized people. Hold a class vote to choose one from among your recommendations and devise a plan to implement it.
National Geographic seeks proposals from educators interested in designing dynamic classroom experiences modeled on Paul Salopek's Out of Eden Walk. Deadline: July 10
Follow Erik Vance and Nsikan Akpan to the Mexican town of San Pablito, where they experience (and explain) the powerful placebo both traditional healing and Western medicine.