Read and discuss autobiographical essays about the daily lives of girls from Georgia, Guyana, and Uganda.
- Identify and describe activities of daily life for girls living in Georgia, Guyana, and Uganda.
- Compare and contrast their own culture with those of other children around the world.
- Describe their daily lives through a storytelling activity.
- Copies of or online access to Girl Child Project Personal Essays.
- Additional adult educators/facilitators
- Divide students into small groups.
- Assign one country and/or personal essay to each group and provide students copy of personal essays accordingly.
- Assign adult facilitators to each group. Facilitators will help learners read their assigned personal essay. After groups are finished reading, Facilitators should ask learners to review and discuss the question below. Group facilitators should assist in and encourage group discussions as needed.
- Look on a map and find the country described in the personal essay you read. What are some other countries that surround it?
- Does the girl you read about go to school? What does she study?
- What does the girl do for fun?
- What food do the girl and her family eat?
- What are some of the chores the girl does regularly?
- What was your favorite part of this personal essay?
- When you read your story, where there any parts of the story that are similar to your life here in the US?
- What did you think of the story you read? What was unique? What was surprising to you?
- After learners have had time to discuss each question, encourage volunteers to share ideas and responses with the large group.
- Pass out copies of the Tell Your Story activity to each group and give students time to brainstorm and answer questions about their own lives as a follow-up activity.
Assessment & Evaluation
Participation in discussions and understanding of the assignment.