As we are finishing up our unit on beliefs, let’s think about some recent news where a girl, named Malala Yousafzai, took a stand for her beliefs. She was attacked by people that didn’t hold the same beliefs as she did.
Malala is a teenager who believes that everyone, including girls, should have the right to go to school. She lives in Pakistan and wrote a series of diary entries for the BBC about her life in Pakistan, starting in 2009, when she was just 11. Here are a few: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7834402.stm
Malala is now recovering from her attack and has the support now of a lot of the world. There are many campaigns and petitions out there to help Malala. There is even one to nominate her for the Nobel Peace Prize:
Watch the video and read more about her here: http://www.timeforkids.com/news/attack-pakistan/52351
How would you answer these questions?
- How does this information connect to what you have learned about beliefs or things you have learned from our unit?
- What new ideas came from this that pushed your thinking in a new direction?
- What is still confusing about this information? What questions or wondering do you have now?