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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College


Social Studies, Civics, English Language Arts, Health

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  • Videos, 1 minute, 42 seconds
  • Videos, 1 minute, 24 seconds
  • Videos, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Family Planning: Why It Matters

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  • In this activity, students watch three short videos about the importance and effects of family planning. 
  • Students use media decoding strategies and guiding questions to analyze the messages presented in the clips.
  • The resource provides questions for social studies, ELA, and media literacy.
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  • Teachers are able to customize the lesson to suit their subject area by selecting which questions to use.

Additional Prerequisites

  • All the lesson materials are available to download, but teachers must first create a free account with Project Look Sharp.
  • Teachers should review the "How to Use Materials" section associated with this activity.
  • For educators in faith-based schools, it is important to check the compatibility with values taught and upheld.


Scientist Notes
The resource underpins the need to engage in family planning discourse to reduce population growth which will, in turn, cut down carbon footprint from the household level to the global level. Recommended for teaching.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Civics
      • D2.Civ.10.9-12 Analyze the impact and the appropriate roles of personal interests and perspectives on the application of civic virtues, democratic principles, constitutional rights, and human rights.
      • D2.Civ.5.9-12 Evaluate citizens' and institutions' effectiveness in addressing social and political problems at the local, state, tribal, national, and/or international level.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: History/Social Studies (6-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.6 Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.6 Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
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