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A Lesson Plan for
Life for College:
Confronting the Filipino
Family Today: Equality of
Men and Women
January 27, 2014
Date of Facilitation
Demonstrate equality between men
and women in the family.
At the end of the session, students
should be able to:
Identify roles and responsibilities of
man and women (C)
Develop fairness in one’s own family
Fixes issues regarding the equality of
man and woman in their family (P)
Values Issues Confronting the Filipino
Family Today: Equality of Men and
Value to be develop:
What is Gender Equality?
Why Gender Equality Matters
Promote Gender Equality and Empower
Women by 2015
Motivation: (Value Analysis/ structured rational discussion that
demands application of reasons as well as evidence)
Direction: The teacher will divide the student into 3
groups. Each group will be given a cartolina divided
into two columns. On the top of each column “ What
Man Can Do” and “What Women Can Do” is written.
Students will have to describe, what a man and
woman can do. After writing down their answers,
students will post their answer on the board and
discuss it to the class.
1. Based on your answers, what are the descriptions
similar to both man and woman? (C)
2. Why do you think there are labels or description that
can be applied to both sexes? (C)
3. In your own opinion, what does it imply? (A)
Direction: Students will be given a copy of a story entitled “Two countries, Two stories”, coming from the
UNICEF and they will have to analyze the situation in order for them to answer the questions
their teacher will ask.
Two Countries, Two Stories…
In Afghanistan, nine-year-old Nafissa (not her real name) loves going to school, and though her father is
illiterate, he fully supports her studies. “He is maghroor [proud] because I can read!” declared an
excited Nafissa. In spite of continuing violent attacks by extremists, a shortage of teachers and
adequate facilities, and numerous cultural obstacles, girls in Afghanistan are attending school in
record numbers with help from UNICEF education programs.
Sulekha Bekum definitely does not want to follow in her mother’s footsteps — and her mother is just fine
with that. Since the time Sulekha’s mother, Janaswari, was 16 years old, she has spent long,
difficult days toiling on a tea plantation in India. Despite laws in the country against child labor,
it’s not unusual for girls to drop out of school and start picking tea while still in their teens.
UNICEF has helped create Adolescent Girls’ Clubs on the plantations to empower girls, giving
them the confidence and support they need to continue their education.
Analysis: (Values Clarification)
1. What are the common challenges both girls face in achieving their educational goals? (C)
2. Do these situations also face by most boys all over the world? Why do you think so? (C)
3. Probably, what could be the reason why this situation happens?(C)
4. What advantages do you think education will bring to both girls or even everyone experiencing
this situation? (A)
5. Why do you think these advantages you have mentioned is difficult to attain? (A)
6. What can be your solution to these problems? (P)
• What is Gender Equality?
• Why Gender Equality Matters?
• How to promote gender equality
Application: (Action Learning)
Direction: Students will be divided into
three groups and each group will
present a short skit on how they can
show fairness in every member of
the family and how they can deal on
issues about gender equality.
I. Direction: Identify the following. Write your answer in the space provided before each number.
It refers to the biological differences between a male and female.
It means an equal visibility, empowerment and participation of both sexes in all spheres of public and private life.
3-7. Ways to promote gender equality
8-10. Factors affecting gender equality
II. Essay. Write your answers in a different sheet of paper.
Why issues regarding gender equality matters?
What causes gender inequality? What could be the possible solution to eradicate this problem?
Creating a stronger role for women in economic decision making
Improving equality in education
Supporting the human rights of women and girls
Breaks down barriers to justice for victims of domestic violence
Through small business
Limited access to resources
Access to basic healthcare
1. Although gender inequality is a global issue, it is made worse by poverty and is a key factor in the persistence of poverty. When women
and men do not have equal access to resources or equal opportunities to take part in decision-making, there are direct economic
and social costs. These largely affect women but also have consequences for their children, communities and countries.
2. Poverty, discrimination
Closing Activity: (Inculcation)
Direction: The students will reflect on
“We've begun to raise daughters more
like sons... but few have the courage
to raise our sons more like our
daughters.” ― Gloria Steinem
Direction: In a short piece of paper,
draw or make an illustration that will
show your stand on homosexuality