Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Motivating Your World History Students

I have a great group of freshmen this year, but I always have students who do not understand the importance of education.  Since this is a world history class, you might want to show the first few minutes of this film to your students (although you might want to skip a few seconds early on as they have a few graphic scenes of those who support females in education) who feel this way.  The upshot of what the Taliban are doing in Afghanistan and Pakistan is that girls are not only being kicked out of school, but the ones who defy the ban as well as their teachers and administrators are being punished.  Yesterday the now 14 year girl featured in this film, Malala Yousafzai,  was shot at close range on her school bus and is now in critical condition (as the article details).  Her crime was that she spoke to the NYTimes and continued to go to school. 

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