AGE GROUP: Secondary Students (All levels)
SUBJECT AREAS: Health and Physical Education, Gender Studies, English and Media Studies
I Am a Girl would be suitable for middle and senior secondary students. However, teachers should preview the film before showing it to middle school students as there are several quite explicit scenes showing aspects of these young women’s lives, including the reality of suffering a depressive illness, childbirth and descriptions of sexual exploitation.
The program is relevant to Health and Physical Education subjects, Values Education, Civics and Citizenship, Cross-cultural and Gender Studies, English, Personal Development, Psychology and Media Studies.
Also available for in-classroom use are 6 x 10 min vignettes that each focus on one girl and the issue she represents. These vignettes are now free to download.