2040 - Girls for the Planet

2040 - Girls for the Planet

Lesson 1 of 3 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • Mathematics
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Environmental
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this lesson, students will investigate the environmental benefits that arise from empowering women and girls. They will access statistics about the education of women and represent this data using back-to-back stem and leaf plots and histograms. They will also undertake an action that will inform the school community about what they have learned or how they can support the empowerment and education of girls around the world.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • be able to identify questions and issues involving statistics
  • be able to collect data directly from secondary sources
  • be able to communicate data, with the aim of influencing an audience

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • locate and interpret statistics
  • collect data directly from secondary sources
  • use statistics to construct back-to-back stem-and-leaf plots and histograms
  • analyse their findings and present these to their peers

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

  • Unit of work: 2040 – Mathematics – Years 7 to 10
  • Time required: 140+ mins
  • Level of teacher scaffolding:  Medium – lead class discussion, support students with new vocabulary and concepts, assist students with new and familiar mathematical concepts

To view our Australian Curriculum alignment, click here.

To view our NZ Curriculum alignment, click here.

Resources required

  • Student Worksheets – one copy per student
  • Two pieces of graph paper per student or access to a device with Excel
  • Device capable of presenting to the class, with internet access.
  • Student devices with internet access
  • Dictionaries (optional)
  • Rulers

Additional info

2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. 

In Australia: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for Australian primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.

In New Zealand: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for New Zealand primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.

If you are teaching in either New Zealand or Australia, you can now organise a virtual screening of the film for your class. To enquire about this option, simply email schools@whatsyour2040.com and the 2040 team will help you set this up! If you have already bought a DVD of the film and you have a ClickView account, you can email the team for permission to upload the film to your account to make it more easily accessible for your teachers and students.

Cool.org, GoodThing Productions and Regen Pictures would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of Good Pitch AustraliaShark Island InstituteDocumentary Australia FoundationThe Caledonia Foundation and our philanthropic partners in the development of these teaching resources.

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