Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Independent Television Service (ITVS) Community Classroom is a film and curriculum resource series that brings to life some of today’s most vital social issues, pairing film modules from award-winning documentaries with standards-based lesson plans.  To celebrate Women’s History Month by focusing on women and girls around the world, PBS LearningMedia offers a Women and Girls Lead curriculum collection inspired by the landmark PBS mini-series, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.  Here’s a trailer for the mini-series.


The collection from Half the Sky comes with a complete teacher’s guide for five lesson plans that align with short film modules.  The modules focus on: gender-based violence in Sierra Leone, education in Vietnam, women’s economic empowerment in Kenya, maternal mortality in Somaliland, and sex trafficking and forced prostitution in Cambodia and India.

You can also find more resources available for Women’s History Month at PBS LearningMedia.

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