He Named Me Malala: 11-16 English

He Named Me Malala - Doc Academy
He Named Me Malala - Doc Academy

Ages

11+

Duration

Medium (5-11 activities)

This six-lesson scheme of work, aimed at students aged 11-16, uses short clips from the documentary He Named Me Malala to explore the themes and issues portrayed in the film. Thought-provoking topics surrounding unity, peace and education in the face of terrorism are explored whilst introducing students to writer's purpose, as well as stimulating creative and non-fiction writing.

Lesson One - Introducing Malala 

Introduces Malala to students, comparing an extract of her autobiography with that of Nelson Mandela's, to better understand the writer's craft. 

Learning Objective:  

  • To compare and contrast the writer's craft in two texts

Clip(s) to Use - Clip 1: Malala's Story  

Lesson Two - Finding Forgiveness 

Explores the power of forgiveness across history and the vital role it can play in progress, inspiring students to write creative, powerful narratives on the theme.  

Learning Objective:  

  • To develop a convincing narrative voice.

Clip(s) to Use - Clip 2: Malala's Prognosis

Lesson Three - Malala Campaigns in Nigeria 

Highlights the importance of positive communication in dealing with complex political issues, using Malala's visit to Nigeria to campaign for the return of 219 kidnapped schoolgirls. 

Learning Objective: 

  • To contribute to a group discussion.

Clip(s) to Use - Clip 3: Malala in Nigeria

Lesson Four - Malala's Visit to a Refugee Camp 

Examines newspaper coverage of refugee camps, inviting students to develop their analysis of language and tone, before writing their own non-fiction composition.  

Learning Objective:  

  • To comment on the purpose and audience of a text.

Clip(s) to Use - Clip 4: Malala Visits Sryia

Lesson Five - Speaking out 

Students examine the unequal nature of girls' education in developing countries, before focusing on persuasive writing skills to chat a powerful piece of writing. 

Learning Objective: 

  • To craft language to persuade.

Clip(s) to Use - Clip 5: Malala Speaks Out 

Lesson Six - United Nations 

Explores the power of public speech and the impact that carefully phrased language features can have, using talks by both Malala and her father.  

Learning Objective:  

  • To adapt language to suit purpose and audience.

Clip(s) to Use - Clip 6: Malala's UN Speech

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He Named Me Malala - English - 11-16 - Full Lesson Plan

The full six-lesson unit for 11-16 English.

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He Named Me Malala - English - 11-16 - Lesson 1

Introducing Malala.

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He Named Me Malala - English - 11-16 - Lesson 2

Finding forgiveness.

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He Named Me Malala - English - 11-16 - Lesson 3

Malala campaigns in Nigeria.

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He Named Me Malala - English - 11-16 - Lesson 4

Malala's visit to a refugee camp.

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He Named Me Malala - English - 11-16 - Lesson 5

Speaking out.

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He Named Me Malala - English - 11-16 - Lesson 6

United Nations.

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Video

He Named Me Malala - Clip 1 - Malala's Story

Learn about Malala and what happened to her in Pakistan.

Duration: 1:14 mins

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He Named Me Malala - Clip 2 - Malala's Prognosis

Malala talks about her recovery and forgiving those that harmed her.

Duration: 1:15 mins

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He Named Me Malala - Clip 3 - Malala in Nigeria

Malala travels to Nigeria to meet the parents of abducted girls.

Duration: 2:10 mins

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He Named Me Malala - Clip 4 - Malala visits Syria

Malala visits a refugee camp in Jordan and meets girls from Syria.

Duration: 1:32 mins

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He Named Me Malala - Clip 5 - Malala Speaks Out

Malala and her father decide to make their voices heard.

Duration: 4:55 mins

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He Named Me Malala - Clip 6 - Malala's UN Speech

Malala addresses the United Nations.

Duration: 3:53 mins

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This Resource Supports

  • Citizenship
  • Human Rights
  • English
  • Media Studies
  • Politics
  • Religious Education

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