Malala Yousafzai Lesson Plan
Multimedia curated teacher resource with discussion questions and learning outcomes. MY HERO celebrates the courage and strong principles of this young student from Pakistan who taught the world how to take a stand against injustice. Malala was born July 12, 1997.
MY HERO recommends reading the following stories and watching Faith Middleton's speech. Students then consider the discussion questions and activity.
Students Around the World Are Inspired by Malala
ESL Students - Listen & Read Along With This Story by Jane Wallace
Faith Middleton uses the story of Malala to highlight the importance of inspiring and encouraging women and girls to use their voices to effect change.
Faith Middleton's acceptance speech at the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. (5:02 minutes)
2. Why is it important for girls and women to use their voices to effect change? Are there women in your community working to effect change? Share their story with MY HERO.
3. Identify a young hero working to make positive changes. What has your hero inspired you to accomplish? Share the story with MY HERO.
Art and Music Inspired by the Young Activist Malala Yousafzai
Artist Nina Falaise Cooper celebrates Malala's accomplishments through a narrative representation. Who is your hero? Consider creating a narrative representation through art about your hero's life and accomplishments. Then share your art with MY HERO.
Malala is honored through song for her advocacy for women's and children's rights to education. Who is your hero? Consider creating a piece of music to honor your hero and submit your song to MY HERO.
Students will develop critical thinking skills as they examine the inequality of access to education around the globe. Students will identify the women and girls in their own community working to effect positive change. Students will evaluate the power of using their own voice to inspire others and to make a positive difference in their community.
Teachers: Visit MY HERO for additional curated multimedia resources celebrating Malala Yousafzai.
Additional Resources: He Named Me Malala Film Trailer and Journeys in Film Lesson Plans for He Named Me Malala
HE NAMED ME MALALA is a film about Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai. (2:31 minutes)
Lessons included in this guide are meant to be used both before and after showing the film, to give students context, to interpret the film, and to examine the issues that Malala Yousafzai cares so passionately about.
This discussion guide gives you the opportunity to continue Malala's work: to learn about the status of girls' education in the world today, to discuss what you have read about girls' education, to explore resources to learn more, and to seek ways to make a change in your own community and in the wider world.
This curated lesson plan celebrating Malala Yousafzai was created by MY HERO Teacher and Learning Circle Director Laura Nietzer.
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Use the MY HERO Calendar in the Classroom
Students can share their Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Organizer created on 6/20/2019 3:32:57 PM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 10/18/2019 9:50:26 AM by Laura Nietzer