He Named Me Malala

When 11-year-old blogger Malala Yousafzai began detailing her experiences in the Swat Valley of Pakistan for the BBC, she had no idea what momentous changes were coming in her life. Her father, Ziauddin, a school founder and dedicated teacher, was outspoken in his belief that girls, including his beloved daughter, had a right to an education. As they continued to speak out against restrictions imposed by extremists, Ziauddin received constant death threats, so many that he began to sleep in different places. But it was Malala who was almost killed, shot in the head by a gunman on her way home from school. Her survival and recovery have been little short of miraculous.


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Lesson 1: Introducing Pakistan (Social Studies, Geography, World History)
Lesson 2: The Story of Malala: Growing Up (English Language Arts, Social Studies)
Lesson 3: The Story of Malala: The Attack by the Taliban (English Language Arts, Social Studies)
Lesson 4: The Story of Malala: A New Life of Global Advocacy (English Language Arts, Social Studies)
Lesson 5: Working for Change (Social Studies/Community Service)
Lesson 6: Global Violence Against Women and Girls (Social Studies/Sociology)
Lesson 7: ‘Let this end with us’: Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize Address (English Language Arts, Social Studies, Speech/Communication)
Lesson 8: The United Nations and the Rights of Women and Children (Social Studies)
Lesson 9: Women’s Education, Health, and Economic Development (Social Studies/Health/Economics)
Lesson 10: Telling a Story Through Film (Film Literacy) – The Glossary of Film Terms linked below is helpful for this lesson.

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Discussion Guide

A Letter From Malala and Ziauddin Yousafazi
Introduction to the Film
About Pakistan
The Influence of Family
Religious Extremism Comes to the Swat Valley
The Global Status of Girls’ Secondary Education
Why Education Is So Critical (I)
Why Education Is So Critical (II)
Reaching Around the World: The Malala Fund at Work
What Can You Do?
Resources for Study and Action

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