In most societies, there is little public disagreement that equal rights should exist between men and women. In reality, there remain significant disparities between the treatment of men and women. Whether it is differences in opportunities and salaries in the workplace or expectations in school, there remain substantial examples of gender inequality.
Many organizations including the United Nations and UNESCO make gender equality a critical goal for a sustainable future. Governments develop and implement laws and policies are established and there remains a significant level of disparity and discrimination. This challenge provides an opportunity for learners to explore the Big Idea of gender inequality in a local context while surveying the broader global conversation.
Big Idea: Gender
Essential Question: How do we achieve gender equality?
Challenge: Build a culture of gender equity!
Sample Guiding Questions
These are only example questions we encourage you to ask as many personal and contextual questions as possible.
*Once you brainstorm all of the questions organize and prioritize them.
Guiding Activities and Resources
These are only a set of example activities and resources and the learners will need to evaluate the quality of the content. They are not verified or necessarily supported, just examples. The ones that you choose should be in direct relationship to your specific guiding questions and context. Activities and resources for adults, adolescents, and younger children will be different. The goal is to develop solutions that mean something in your community and are sustainable.
Using the research findings from your Investigations develop a synthesis that demonstrates a clear understanding of the challenge
Solution Prototypes – Using your research synthesis create multiple ideas for solutions and review each one to make sure your research supports it. Share the prototypes with various stakeholders and get feedback.
Solution – with the feedback from the stakeholders develop one solution that has the most potential for success.
Implement – Develop a plan to implement the solution with the stakeholders and collect data about the impact.
Evaluate – Using quantitative and qualitative measures determine if the solution is valid and what can be improved.
Throughout the experience take time to document the events and reflect on what is happening to build on prior knowledge and identify future questions.
Share what you learned with your local community and the world. Use #CBLWorld on social media.