MALALA YOUSAFZAI – BREAKING NEWS/ EDUCATIONELT 145Istanbul Bilgi UniversityPresented by C.M. Herrington, MAA, MAT 1
Warm Up-Save the Children What could you do today What should governments to help? do?No educationSlave laborMalnutritionChild soldiersSex TradeGangs 2
Education For Girls: Spend 1 min. writing down the differentwords you associate with the idea “education for girls” and share them on the white board. Education for Girls 3
Who is Malala Yoursafzai ? MALĀLAH YŪSAFZAY, BORN 12 JULY 1997[IS A SCHOOL STUDENT ANDEDUCATION ACTIVIST FROM THE TOWN OF MINGORA IN THE SWAT DISTRICT OFPAKISTANS KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA PROVINCE. SHE IS KNOWN FOR HER EDUCATIONAND WOMENS RIGHTS ACTIVISM IN THE SWAT VALLEY, WHERE THE TALIBAN HAS ATTIMES BANNED GIRLS FROM ATTENDING SCHOOL.IN EARLY 2009, AT THE AGE OF 11/12, YOUSAFZAI WROTE A BLOG UNDER A PSEUDONYMFOR THE BBC DETAILING HER LIFE UNDER TALIBAN RULE, THEIR ATTEMPTS TO TAKECONTROL OF THE VALLEY, AND HER VIEWS ON PROMOTING EDUCATION FOR GIRLS.THE FOLLOWING SUMMER, A NEW YORK TIMES DOCUMENTARY WAS FILMED ABOUTHER LIFE AS THE PAKISTANI MILITARY INTERVENED IN THE REGION, CULMINATING IN THESECOND BATTLE OF SWAT.YOUSAFZAI BEGAN TO RISE IN PROMINENCE, GIVING INTERVIEWS IN PRINT AND ONTELEVISION AND TAKING A POSITION AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE DISTRICT CHILDASSEMBLY SWAT. SHE HAS SINCE BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE INTERNATIONALCHILDRENS PEACE PRIZE BY DESMOND TUTU AND HAS WON PAKISTANS FIRSTNATIONAL YOUTH PEACE PRIZE.ON 9 OCTOBER 2012, YOUSAFZAI WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD AND NECK IN ANASSASSINATION ATTEMPT BY TALIBAN GUNMEN WHILE RETURNING HOME ON A SCHOOLBUS. 4
Prediction- before readingTRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F). Malala Yousafzai flown to U. K. hospital, October 16th, 2012a. A young Pakistani activist is being looked after at a British hospital. T / Fb. The girl was shot in the head while waiting for a bus. T/Fc. She and her family are in danger if she continues her campaign. T/Fd. The hospital she is in specializes in treating gunshot wounds. T/Fe. Malala started campaigning for girls education two years ago. T/Ff. Malala became famous after starting a blog for CNN. T/Fg. She won the International Childrens Peace Prize last year. T/Fh. A former British leader has started an online petition supporting T/F Malala. 5
ArticleMalala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban inPakistan last week, has been flown to Britain for specialist care. The youngster wasseriously wounded as she sat on a bus going to school. She was targeted by theTaliban for campaigning for the rights of girls in Pakistan to have an education. TheTaliban says she and her family will still be targets if she continues to promoteeducation for girls.Malala needs urgent treatment for a damaged skull, followed by what Pakistanidoctors called "intensive neuro-rehabilitation". The hospital has specialist facilitiesfor gunshot wounds and head injuries and has treated hundreds of soldiersreturning injured from Afghanistan.Malala has been campaigning since she was 11. Wikipedia says of her: “She isknown for her education and women’s rights activism in the Swat Valley, where theTaliban has at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the ageof 11, Yousafzai came to prominence through a blog she wrote for the BBC detailingher life under the Talibanregime…and her views on promoting education for girls.” It added: “She has…beennominated for the International Childrens Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu, and haswon Pakistans first National Youth Peace Prize.”Former U.K. prime minister Gordon Brown has started an online petition called “Iam Malala,” campaigning for the rights of 61 million children to go to school.From http://www.BreakingNewsEnglish.com/1210/121016-malala_yousafzai.html 6
After reading where your predictions close?• TRUE / FALSE:• a. T b. F c. T d. T e. F f. F g. F h. T 7
Synonym Match: using only the context of thearticle to help you match these synonyms . 1. specialist a. prohibited 2 wounded b. singled out 3. targeted c. ex- 4. urgent d. cared for 5. Treated e. expert 6. Banned f. fame 7. prominence g. high-priority 8. Regime h. appeal 9. Former i. injured 10. Petition j. rule 8
How’d you do with using context to guess the meaning?SYNONYM MATCH:1. specialist expert2 wounded injured3. targeted singled out4. urgent high-priority5. Treated cared for6. banned prohibited7. Prominence fame8. regime rule9. former ex-10. Petition appeal 9
Article Questions: Look back at the article andwrite down some questions you would like toask the class about the text.• Share your questions with your classmates. Make sure they are grammatically sound.• Ask your class your questions. 10
School for All discussion1. What did you think of when A. How does school change lives? your read the headline? B. How good or bad was your school?2. What springs to mind when you C. Do you ever think how lucky you are hear the term “ education for to have had a education? girls” ? D. If access to education is a basic human right, why do so many children3. How equal is education in your not have an education? country? E. Should sanctions be placed on4. What do you know abut Malala countries that do not provide now? education for all?5. What do you think will F. Why is education for girls non existent in many countries? happened to her? G. What do you see Malala doing in ten6. Do you think she will win her years? campaign to get education for H. What advise do you have for Malala? all girls in Pakistan? Why or Why I. What questions would you like to ask not? Malala? 11
Homework:Create a video response to what you read todayabout Malala Yousafzai.Upload it to your youtube channel and share you link with us onBilgi online by Saturday 24:00.1. Explain what you know about Malala?2. What do you think about what happened to her?3. Do you think she will win her campaign to get education for allgirls in Pakistan?4. How do you think her story has increased the likelihood ofeducation for all girls in Pakistan? 12
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