We Support You, Malala!

Here are some projects my students have created to support Malala's cause!

Below was the process we used to learn more about girls' education.

I am documenting our process of learning about Malala's cause, the right for girls to be educated everywhere.

My plan is to complete a mini project based learning experience with my students. The driving question for our unit is: How can we change cultural perspectives so that everyone has a chance to be educated?

1.) We began by exploring what "cultural perspectives" are through looking at the example of Ruby Bridges, the first African American little girl to attend an all white school in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Heidi in Cultural Perspective glasses.jpg

The picture to left is me with my Cultural Perspective glasses on. This idea (the glasses) came from an incredible talented teacher, Jillien Lakatta.

I created a Thinglink to continue our discussion. My goal was for students to use what they know about the Civil Rights era, Ruby Bridges, and what the cultural perspectives were at the time that impeded her ability to have equal access to education.

2.) I then showed the following video and did a whole group brainstorm using a Mindmeister map.


3.) Next, students watched the videos below. We then gave students a large sheet to brainstorm what barriers were in the way of girls becoming educated and how they could help change cultural perspectives to help those girls.



5.) The last video was shown and we closed with a discussion with tying in the cultural perspecitves that sometimes impeded girls getting an education.


Day 2

1.) We will complete the following lesson provided by 10x10 Educate Girls Change the World.

and read the article, "$5 Dollars Changed My Life."

2.) Students will play the game, Reasons Why.

3.) We will then discuss their thoughts and feelings while playing the game.


Students will then be broken up into those groups with the appropriate teacher (there are three of us) and complete a KWL?H chart together first as a whole group.

10.) The individual teacher for that group will then see who wants to work together and give them each a Learning Contract.

11.) Students will complete it individually or in their group if applicable.

12.) Students will then research the question they have decided upon by using the following Mentor Mob lists and recording what they learn on the KWL?H charts. In addition, they will cite sources as they note take using their NoodleBib accounts.

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13.) Students will create their projects and present them to the audience they have chosen.