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Bring Malala’s Story into your Classroom

Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is an inspiration to students and teachers around the world.  As a fierce advocate of education for girls, she has reminded us that we can never take schooling for granted, and that this is a right worth fighting for.  Teacher Action Group encourages teachers to use the occasion of the award of the 2014 Liberty Medal to Malala as an opportunity to encourage students to be advocates for their own education.

“It is we who make history.  It is we who become history.”
—Malala Yousafzai, Liberty Medal acceptance speech, October 21, 2014

For ideas about teaching Malala’s story:

  • http://www.teachhumanrights.com/girls-education.html
  • http://www.aft.org/press-release/share-my-lesson-posts-common-core-aligned-lesson-plan-involving-malala
  • http://www.malala.org/
  • http://constitutioncenter.org/libertymedal/recipient_2014.html