Women’s Day Environment Language Lesson

Women’s Day Environment Language Lesson

What’s the Connection between International Women’s Day and the Environment?

An International Women’s Day environment language lesson touches three bases. First, addressing gender bias is an important thing for any teacher. Second, dialogue around the environmental crises is a valuable thing in a language lesson. Third, looking at the intersectionality between these areas is ground that needs to be covered. For example, why is it that the carbon emission’s of men’s spending is higher than that of women’s, as was found to be the case in a Swedish study? You can find out more about International Women’s Day here.

Why Should I Teach this Lesson?

Have you got an International Women’s Day environment language lesson? Why not celebrate women’s achievements this March using this touching lesson about Greta Thunberg, a Swedish woman who has mobilised thousands of young people to demand action on the climate emergency? This lesson will particularly appeal to teens but can be used with higher-level adults and younger learners too.

Ok, I’m interested. So What Next?

Everything is ready for you to teach the International Women’s Day environment language lesson. There are beautiful slides below created in Not only do they follow a logical progression, but they also have inbuilt teachers’ notes. Let’s first look at the outcomes:

In this lesson students will:

  • Watch a presentation to pick out the main message
  • Listen for detail to find specific information
  • Reflect on the message in a class discussion
  • Plan and deliver their own speech to the class

Explore the interactive lesson material below

How do you address the intersection between environmental issues and gender matters in your classes? If you have any ideas, share them in the comments or via the contact page!

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