Friday, October 17, 2014

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban two years ago, is sharing the Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi.  She wanted to go back to school, she wanted to learn and to be who "I can be." She had wanted to become a doctor, but now she wants to become a politician. She advocates every child to go to school, and stand up for their rights. 

Listen to the first part, it was very emotional for me, I was very moved.  If you have time, also listen to the second part, where Malala is speaking with more details.

Key Terms

vocal segment
global recognition
prone to conspiracy
preteen years
public activism


What happened to Malala?
Where was she hospitalized?
What is Malala's position about education?
What did Malala do when she found about winning the Nobel Peace Prize?
Why did Malala say she didn't deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?
Why did she finally accept it?
How old is Malala now?
What is Malala going to do now? 
Where is she living now? 
What has Kailash Satyarthi been working for? What did he do? 
What do you think about the trend of give the Nobel Peace Price to activists rather than famous people? 
What is the difference between the Nobel Peace Prize and the prizes give for science and literature? 

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher

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