In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we’re unlocking this Channel One News interview with Malala Yousafzai. We’ve created a two-day mini unit lesson plan that ties together the interview, along with Malala’s speech on education delivered to the United Nation Youth Assembly. On day 2, students make a connection between Malala and Susan B. Anthony, with a close reading of Susan B. Anthony’s speech “Women’s Right to the Suffrage.”
Watch: Channel One News Interview with Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai Transcript
Check for Understanding:
Read: Print copies for students to follow as they listen to Malala’s speech on education delivered to the United Nations Youth Assembly in July 2013.
Watch: Malala’s speech to the United Nation Youth Assembly
In her address to the United Nations, Malala said, “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain your thinking, using evidence from the videos and your own experience to support your response.
Making a Connection: Invite students to consider the connection between Malala Yousafzai and notable women’s rights activist, Susan B. Anthony. In the 1800s, women in the United States had few legal rights and did not have the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony delivered the following speech after her arrest for casting an illegal vote in the presidential election of 1872. She was tried and then fined $100, but refused to pay.
Close Reading: Susan B Anthony’s speech, “On Women’s Right to Vote.”
Compare and contrast Malala Yousafzai with Susan B. Anthony.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2014: Malala Yousafzai
Biography of Susan B. Anthony
19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women’s Right to Vote
I have heard about Malala many times. When I was in fourth my teacher read her diary book. Malala is a strong and very brave women. Without what she did, women and girls around the world would still be disrespected.
malala is a very strong woman who inspired many people
Malala is a very strong young woman and will change young girls and women´s lives forever because of her passion. She will remain strong and will be determined to do the good things that she is achieving.
i don’t think she should be able to go up there and just say what she wants and get away with it because if that was me i would be arrested by now.
malala is a great women and i hope she has great life. 🙂
Malala is a very inspirational woman. In 2014 I decided to do her speech One Child, One Teacher, One Book and One Pen and present it to my school to help spread the word. I hope she succeeds even more in her work and I hope she will accelerate to even better opportunities.
I believe in music and i believe that people should be friends not bullies