Malala Yousafzai gets shot in the face for wanting an education. Wakes from coma. Gets right back to reading.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Middle East
I showed this in class to underscore the irony of the fact that so many students here really don't take full advantage of the free and public education with which they are blessed. This courageous girl is risking her life.
Dawn, that's excellent.
She represents not just education but the fight for women's rights: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/nov/09/malala-yousafzai-father-grateful-video
So, the conversation with my seniors just now evolved--"Who is she?" "Did we leave her there?" "Won't they kill her?" The conversation evolved to something quite different--who does the US let in? Who deserves that protection? Why are some people excluded? Hmong? Iraqi translators? Those key discussions are real learning:)
Wow, I'm excited to hear that they're so engaged and asking the right questions!