Introduction

The curriculum addresses an array of issues ranging from inquiries of global scope such as, “How do economies grow when girls are educated?” to very basic questions like, “How do parents keep their daughters safe and cared for?”

It give students an opportunity to grapple with the very difficult questions posed by the barriers that stand between girls and their schooling. Through developing a better understanding of how family dynamics, poverty, political unrest, economic stability, and community expectations intersect to keep girls either in or out of school, students' views of the world will evolve.

The curriculum can be used with the free chapters or any of the chapters in the full film, which is available on the Educator’s Edition DVD.

Click on the links below to review:

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Upper Elementary

Getting Started
Introduction to the Upper Elementary Curriculum

Teacher’s Guides provide summaries of, and outline the resources for, the Project Based Lessons:
Encouraging Others: India and Haiti
My Story: Cambodia and Nepal

Project Based Lessons are designed to work with multiple film chapters:
Encouraging Others
My Story

Issue Fact Sheets provide more information on the core issues surrounding girls' education and reinforce the material from the film chapters:
Educating Girls
Kamlari
Natural Disasters

Evaluation
Assessment Rubric

Additional Resources include Country Guides, video extras, additional background material and other tools:
Resources Section

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Middle School

Getting Started
Introduction to the Middle School Curriculum

Teacher’s Guides provide summaries of, and outline the resources for, the following film chapters:
Sokha from Cambodia
Wadley from Haiti
Ruksana from India
Suma from Nepal
Mariama from Sierra Leone

Project Based Lessons are designed to work with the following film chapters:
Consumer Impact: How Our $ Can Make a Difference
Display the Numbers: Creating Public Art
Supporting A Revolution
United Nations $100 Million Grant
What is Freedom?
What’s Working: The Impact of NGOs

Issue Fact Sheets provide more information on the core issues surrounding girls' education and reinforce the material from the film:
Cultural Influences
Family Influence and Support
Kamlari
Natural Disasters
Orphans

Evaluation
Assessment Rubric

Additional Resources include Country Guides, video extras, additional background material and other tools:
Resources Section

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High School

Getting Started
Introduction to the High School Curriculum

Teacher’s Guides provides summaries of, and outline the resources for, all film chapters:
Amina from Afghanistan
Sokha from Cambodia
Yasmin from Egypt
Azmera from Ethiopia
Wadley from Haiti
Ruksana from India
Suma from Nepal
Senna from Peru
Mariama from Sierra Leone

Project Based Lessons are designed to work with all film chapters:
Consumer Impact: How Our $ Can Make a Difference
Display the Numbers: Creating Public Art
Supporting A Revolution
United Nations $100 Million Grant
What is Freedom?
What’s Working: The Impact of NGOs

Issue Fact Sheets provide more information on the core issues surrounding girls' education and reinforce the material from the film:
Cultural Influences
Child Marriage
Family Influence and Support
Human Trafficking
Natural Disasters
Oppression
Orphans
Violence against Girls

Evaluation
Assessment Rubric

Additional Resources include Country Guides, video extras, additional background material and other tools:
Resources Section

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For College Students

College students are uniquely positioned to spread the powerful message of Girl Rising.

Take advantage of the materials available in the Girl Rising
High School Curriculum and Resources to raise awareness about the value of girls' education and educate your fellow students. Use social media to mobilize your network and communicate ways to take action. Start a grassroots movement and help us change the world!

Here are some ideas to help you get started.

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Resources

Curriculum Grid
The Curriculum Grid connects all the Film Chapters,Teacher Guides, Country Fact Sheets, Issue Fact Sheets, Project-Based Lessons, and Common Core State Standards.

Country Guides provide a broad profile of each country.
Afghanistan
Cambodia
Egypt
Ethiopia
Haiti
India
Nepal
Peru
Sierra Leone

Additional Resources
Template Letter to Parents
Statistics used in Girl Rising
Guide to suggested reading, additional background materials & video extras
Video Extras
Conversation with Director Richard Robbins
Take Action Guide
Senna’s Poetry
‘Los Heraldos Negros’ by Cesar Vallejo
‘Senna’ by Marquesha Babers
Suma’s Song
References for Issue Fact Sheets and Country Guides
KPWL Chart
Venn Diagram

Girl Rising Film

Free Film Chapters
Suma from Nepal
Senna from Peru
Ruksana from India

Full Film
To purchase the Educator’s Edition DVD, which includes the full film, click here. Outside the US or Canada please click here.

For information regarding subsidies please contact educate@girlrising.com.

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