South Asia: Society and Culture


World Cultures South and Southeast Asia South Asia: Society and Culture
Students are introduced to Malala Yousafzai and the story of her love of education, her blog, the Taliban attack on her, her Nobel Peace Prize, and her ongoing work for girls' education throughout the world. Then they will write their own blog post or op-ed piece explaining why girls' education matters.

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Overview:

In this experience, students are introduced to Malala Yousafzai and the story of her love of education, her blog, the Taliban attack on her, her Nobel Peace Prize, and her ongoing work for girls’ education throughout the world. Then they will write their own blog post or op-ed piece explaining why girls’ education matters.

Note that there is no quiz at the end of this experience.

Objectives:

  • Describe the cultural and social climate in which Malala Yousafzai grew up in Pakistan.
  • Explain how Malala Youusafzai’s story advances the cause of girls’ education around the world.


What if a group of people moved into your community and told you that you could no longer listen to music because it was a crime—or that you could not go to school if you were a girl. What would it be like to have those rights taken away from you?
 
In this experience, you will learn about the experience of Malala Yousafzai, who faced such an experience.
 

Objectives:

  • Describe the cultural and social climate in which Malala Yousafzai grew up in Pakistan.
  • Explain how Malala Youusafzai’s story advances the cause of girls’ education around the world.




Do you recognize the young woman in this photo? Record what you know about her. If you don’t know anything, that’s okay, too. You’ll learn about her soon.

Post your answer

Now watch this movie trailer for the film He Named Me Malala


Based on what you’ve learned so far, record a question you have about Malala and her life.



Students will have a variety of questions, but you do not have to answer them now. In the next two scenes, students will explore more about her. 


When everyone is ready to continue, unlock the next scene.


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