I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World – Grades 6 – 9 – Winter 2022 – 10 Weeks
Monday, January 10 2022 @ 9:00AM - Tuesday, March 15 2022 @ 10:30AM EST| $250.00
- Day of Week:
- Class Times:
- 9:00AM - 10:30AM (ET)
- Eva Goldstein - Meola
- Instructor Email:
- [email protected]
In this class, we are going to study about Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s life.
Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren’t allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn’t go to school.
Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. She fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive.
Today, Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world — and did.
Malala’s powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person — one young person — can inspire change in her community and beyond.
Together, in this class, students will read, analyze, learn the history and envision themselves in Malala’s place. Additionally, students will keep an interactive notebook where they will journal their thoughts about this time period as well as record non-fiction information. Finally, they will keep a timeline of events.
Students can expect about two hours of homework weekly.
Have your students join us for a powerful class!
Registration deadline is December 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
Got my son to write
This course was great for my son, who is 13. I had a hard time getting him to write. He loved the topic and the assignments and wrote willingly. He was very impressed with the teacher, Eva Goldstein. I was surprised that there was not more feedback on the writing, but maybe that is because most of the writing was journaling. Either way, I am happy that I signed him up for the course and my son learned a lot besides getting motivated to write. The course didn’t just cover the book but went into details about geography and culture.
Although in the beginning I was not excited to take yet another literature class, I ended up loving I am Malala as taught by Prof. Eva. I loved how she made us really understand Malala’s story. She did not just have us read it, she had us analyze every page, character, and issue in the book. For example, we learned about the Taliban, terrorism, extremes, intolerance and about fear and how it is used to manipulate people. After taking the class, I understood Mahala – where she came from, and what she endured. I was able to understand why she became such a charismatic advocate for women and education.
Still talking about it a year later!
My daughter took this class as a 6th grader and is still talking about it. You know your kiddo has digested the information when they are still excited about what they learned a year later! This is a great class to teach world events to middle schoolers..
Wonderful class discussing difficult topics
This was one of the first classes my daughter took with Open Tent Academy, and she enjoys it so much! There are a number of assignments each week, but nothing too overwhelming. She’s allowed to be very creative in her answers and responses to the weekly prompts. The class does a great job of weaving in the history of the region, as well as other extremist groups. So in addition to providing insight just into what Malala and her family faced, this class reinforces our history learning as well.
When I asked my daughter what she likes most about the class, she said she really appreciates how this class gives her a space to express her emotions about the topics covered in the book. She feels very comfortable expressing her frustrations or fears that come from the reading.