“If we unleash the potential of the world’s girls and young women, we will unleash a powerful force that will bring lasting change to all corners of the globe.”
Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
The second annual International Day of the Girl will be celebrated on October 11, 2013. Girl Rising and the Pearson Foundation are proud to help educators celebrate this groundbreaking day.
To help teachers learn about the issues surrounding girls’ education, the Pearson Foundation, in collaboration with Girl Rising, has created this standards-aligned curriculum for International Day of the Girl. Using the curriculum, teachers can engage their students in meaningful, theme-based social studies and reading/language arts lessons and encourage students to think critically about important political, cultural, historical, social, religious and geographic issues tied to educating girls – and how they, as global citizens, have a responsibility to create a more just world for all.
Thank you for your commitment to education, to your students, and to girls around the world. Enjoy!