Lesson Plans – Education

Brown vs. Board of Education and School Desegregation Teaching Resources
K-elementary             Middle school                  High school
Source: National Education Association
Teaching materials to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown vs. Board of Education.
Grade Level: K – high school
Subject Area:  social studies, US History, language arts

Source: UNICEF
Highlights several young girls who face challenges in gaining access to education and illustrate the issues and challenges of ensuring access to a quality education.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies

Fatnah’s Story: Giving Girls a Chance to Learn
Source: UNICEF
Raises awareness of the impact of gender inequality through the story of a refugee girl in Darfur. Offers ways to address gender equality in education.
Grade Level: middle school
Subject Area: social studies, geography

Human Rights and Service Learning

Source: Amnesty International USA
An introduction to human rights service learning with a lesson on children’s right to education and health.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, serviced learning

Mind the Gap: Gender & Education

Source: UNESCO
A curriculum with a series of activities and lessons to introduce the concept of gender and the right to education. Includes use of online data exploration tool to “compare access to education for children, adolescents, students and adults living in different countries of the world.” Data exploration tool is a good way to integrate HRE with statistics and math.
Grade Level: upper elementary – high school
Subject Area: social studies, math, current events

Rights to Education Toolkit
Source: Advocates for Human Rights
A lesson plan and supplemental materials on the right to education in the United States.
Grade Level: middle school – adult
Subject Area: social studies, science, current events

To Educate a Girl
Middle school       High school
Source: UNICEF
Addresses the worldwide inequity of girls’ access to fair and quality education with lessons, resources, and action ideas. Focus on girls from Nepal and Uganda.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, geography

Youth and Education in Afghanistan
Source: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Investigates the daily struggle faced by many Afghan students seeking an education, and the danger faced by teachers and schools working to provide these children with an experience many Americans take for granted. Examines the impact on society when the right to education is denied.
Grade Level: Middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies, geography, current events