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Women in Power Lesson Plans

Students will analyze the recent change in military law allowing women into combat, explore women’s rights around the world using Global Issues in Context and conduct research on and write an essay on one woman in a leadership position.

View the video Women in Combat by MSNBC

Discussion Guide


Lesson Plan 1-Women in Combat

Objective:  Students will analyze the recent change in law allowing women into combat and write a persuasive essay


Lesson Plan 2- Restrictions on Women around the World

Objective:  Students will explore the Global Issues in Context resources on Restrictions on Women

Handout Lesson Plan 2- Restrictions on Women around the World


Lesson Plan 3- Women in Power

Objective:  Students will research one woman in a leadership position and write a biographical essay.


21st Century Core Content
Government and Civics

21st Century Themes
Global Awareness

21st Century Skills
Think Creatively
Make Judgments and Decisions
Communicate Clearly
Access and Evaluate Information
Use and Manage Information
Analyze Media
Work Independently
Be Self-directed Learners
Produce Results
Guide and Lead Others
Be Responsible to Others

Additional Resources:
National Women’s Law Center
Women in the U.S. Army
Women’s Rights by Global
Women’s Rights by Human Rights Watch
Women in Congress by

Additional Resources from Global Issues in Context:
Women in Politics
Women in the Military
Women’s Rights
Restrictions on Women
Obama Administration
Violence against Women

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Posted on: March 14, 2013, 9:44 am Category: Lesson Plans and School Projects Tagged with: , , ,

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