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“He Named Me Malala”: Understanding Student Activism Through Film

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Malala Yousafzai has become the face of social activism. After watching He Named Me Malala and short student-made films about what young people can do to become instruments of change, class members reflect on what it means to be an activist. They then consider what actions they can take to address important issues.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask class members to create their own student reporting videos in which they identify a community issue and offer their suggestions for how to actively address it
Classroom Considerations
  • Based on a viewing of the documentary He Named Me Malala; the resource notes that it is possible to conduct the lesson without class members having seen the documentary, but that discussions will be more in-depth if they have
  • The resource includes student videos, discussion questions, extension activities, and links to other lessons
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