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English Lesson Plan Elimination of Violence Against Women

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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

November the 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It was started by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999. The UN asked governments, international organizations and NGOs to raise global awareness of this terrible and widespread problem. This is particularly important in the many countries where the issue of violence against women is hidden. Women all over the world are the victims of domestic violence, rape, psychological torment and other forms of abuse. There is no country in which women are free from violence. The UN said violence against women is a barrier to achieving equality, human rights, development and peace.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed on November 25 because of a horrific historical event. On this day in 1960, three sisters were brutally killed in the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters were political activists. They campaigned against the corrupt government of that time. Throughout their political activity, the women and their husbands were put in prison and beaten many times. This did not dampen their desire for political change. President and dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered their execution. The sisters became known as the "Unforgettable Butterflies". They symbolized the victimization of women and were commemorated in novels, poems, songs and books.

Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted sites.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

It was started

a.

violence

2

raise global

b.

important

3.

particularly

c.

from violence

4.

victims of domestic

d.

by the United Nations

5.

free

e.

equality

6.

barrier to achieving

f.

awareness

 

Paragraph 2

1.

observed

a.

activists

2

brutally

b.

prison

3.

political

c.

desire

4.

put in

d.

on November 25

5.

dampen their

e.

novels

6.

commemorated in

f.

killed


LISTENING GAP FILL

November the 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. _____________________ United Nations General Assembly in 1999. The UN asked governments, international organizations and _____________________ global awareness of this terrible and widespread problem. This is particularly important in the many countries _____________________ violence against women is hidden. Women all over the world are the victims of domestic violence, rape, psychological torment and _____________________. There is no country in which women are _____________________. The UN said violence against women is a _____________________ equality, human rights, development and peace.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed on November 25 because of a _____________________. On this day in 1960, three sisters were _____________________ the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters were political activists. They campaigned _____________________ government of that time. Throughout their political activity, the women and their husbands were _____________________ beaten many times. This did not dampen their desire for political change. President and dictator Rafael Trujillo _____________________. The sisters became known as the "Unforgettable Butterflies". They symbolized _____________________ women and were commemorated in novels, poems, songs and books.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It was ____________ by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999. The UN asked governments, international organizations and NGOs to raise ____________ awareness of this terrible and ____________ problem. This is particularly important in the many countries where the ____________ of violence against women is ____________. Women all over the world are the victims of domestic violence, rape, psychological torment and other ____________ of abuse. There is no country in which women are ____________ from violence. The UN said violence against women is a ____________ to achieving equality, human rights, development and peace.

 

 

 

hidden
global
free
issue
started
barrier
widespread
forms

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is ____________ on November 25 because of a horrific historical ____________. On this day in 1960, three sisters were ____________ killed in the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters were political activists. They campaigned against the ____________ government of that time. Throughout their political ____________, the women and their husbands were put in prison and ____________ many times. This did not dampen their ____________ for political change. President and dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered their execution. The sisters became known as the "Unforgettable Butterflies". They ____________ the victimization of women and were commemorated in novels, poems, songs and books.

 

 

beaten
 
observed
brutally
activity
symbolized
event
desire
corrupt


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics.

November the 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It was starting / started by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999. The UN asked governments, international organizations and NGOs to raise / rise global awareness of this terrible and widespread problem. This is particularly important in the many / most countries where the issue of / for violence against women is hidden / hid. Women all over the world are the victims of domestic violence, rape, psychological torment and other form / forms of abuse. There is no country in which women are freely / free from violence. The UN said violence against women is a barrier to achieving equality, human rights, development and peaceful / peace.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed on November 25 because of a horror / horrific historical event. On this day in 1960, three sisters were brutally / brutality killed in the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters were politics / political activists. They campaigned against / anti the corrupt government of that time. Throughout their political activity, the women and their husbands were put on / in prison and beaten many times. This did not dampen their desire for / by political change. President and dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered their execution. The sisters became known was / as the "Unforgettable Butterflies". They symbolized the victimization of women and were commemoration / commemorated in novels, poems, songs and books.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

November the 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It (1) ____ started by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999. The UN asked governments, international organizations and NGOs to (2) ____ global awareness of this (3) ____ and widespread problem. This is particularly important in the many countries where the issue of violence against women is (4) ____. Women all over the world are the victims of domestic violence, rape, psychological torment and other (5) ____ of abuse. There is no country in which women are free from violence. The UN said violence against women is a barrier (6) ____ achieving equality, human rights, development and peace.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed on November 25 (7) ____ of a horrific historical event. On this day in 1960, three sisters were brutally (8) ____ in the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters were political activists. They campaigned against the corrupt government of (9) ____ time. Throughout their political activity, the women and their husbands were put in prison and beaten many times. This did not dampen their desire (10) ____ political change. President and dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered their execution. The sisters became (11) ____ as the "Unforgettable Butterflies". They (12) ____ the victimization of women and were commemorated in novels, poems, songs and books.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

as

(b)

has

(c)

were

(d)

was

2.

(a)

raise

(b)

rise

(c)

up

(d)

high

3.

(a)

terrifying

(b)

terrified

(c)

terrible

(d)

terrify

4.

(a)

hide

(b)

hidden

(c)

hid

(d)

hiding

5.

(a)

forms

(b)

form

(c)

formed

(d)

formation

6.

(a)

at

(b)

to

(c)

on

(d)

of

7.

(a)

because

(b)

due

(c)

so

(d)

that

8.

(a)

killing

(b)

killers

(c)

killed

(d)

kill

9.

(a)

then

(b)

those

(c)

which

(d)

that

10.

(a)

from

(b)

for

(c)

so

(d)

on

11.

(a)

knowing

(b)

known

(c)

knew

(d)

knows

12.

(a)

symbol

(b)

symbolic

(c)

symbolized

(d)

cymbals


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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Paragraph 2

7.

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10.

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11.

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12.

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PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

violence, rape, psychological torment and other forms of abuse. There is no country in

(    )

global awareness of this terrible and widespread problem. This is particularly important in the many

(    )

by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999. The UN asked governments, international organizations and NGOs to raise

1  )

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed on November 25 because of a horrific

(    )

countries where the issue of violence against women is hidden. Women all over the world are the victims of domestic

(    )

historical event. On this day in 1960, three sisters were brutally killed in the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters

(    )

which women are free from violence. The UN said violence against women is a

(    )

barrier to achieving equality, human rights, development and peace.

(    )

November the 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It was started

(    )

execution. The sisters became known as the "Unforgettable Butterflies". They symbolized

(    )

activity, the women and their husbands were put in prison and beaten many

(    )

were political activists. They campaigned against the corrupt government of that time. Throughout their political

(    )

the victimization of women and were commemorated in novels, poems, songs and books.

(    )

times. This did not dampen their desire for political change. President and dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered their


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

started   United   Assembly   was   the   General   It   by   Nations.

2.

Awareness     problem     widespread     and     terrible     this     of.    

3.

women     against     Violence     hidden     is.    

4.

and     forms     abuse     Torment     other     of.    

5.

is     barrier     Violence     women     a     against.    

6.

a     historical     of     horrific     event     Because.    

7.

were     sisters     Three     killed     brutally.    

8.

against     corrupt     campaigned     the     government     They.    

9.

in     Put     times     many     beaten     and     prison.    

10.

women     They     the     of     symbolized     victimization.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

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THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN SURVEY

Write five questions about Elimination of Violence Against Women in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


WRITING

Write about Violence Against Women for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Elimination of Violence Against Women. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Elimination of Violence Against Women. Write about what happens around the world. Include two imaginary interviews with people who did something on this day.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. POSTER: Make your own poster about Elimination of Violence Against Women. Write about what will happen on this day around the world.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

ANSWERS

Check your answers in "THE READING / TAPESCRIPT" section at the top of this page.


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