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