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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
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  • 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.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Social Studies
    • World History: Global Studies - Geography, People, and the Environment
      • 6.2.12.GeoPP.6.a: Make evidence-based inferences to determine the global impact of increased population growth, migration, and changes in urban-rural populations on natural resources and land use.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.PP.9–10.5 Determine an author’s purpose in a text (including cultural experience and knowledge reflected in text originating outside the United States) and analyze how an author uses rhetorical devices to advance that purpose.
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