Malala: Power of Taking a Stand

On the Power of Taking a Stand

At the age of 18, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest ever Novel Prize laureate for her work as a Pakistani activist for female education. The I am Malala Text Set and accompanying lesson plans highlight her inspirational work. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections

  • English: I am Malala, Arguments and Claims, Text Evidence 
  • History: Middle East, Women's Rights, Equality 

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Learning Objective

  • Today I am learning… to recognize how words/language help empower taking a stand.
  • So I can …craft a logical argument to persuade others to take think differently and take action.
  • I know I understand when…I am able to articulate a strong argument that affects others in a positive way.

Learning Standard

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

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