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The Life Story of Malala Yousafzai Activity Pack


Malala Yousafzai is one of the most inspirational young girls of all time. She spoke out publicly for the rights for all children to have an education. Even after a tragic shooting, this incredibly brave girl stood up for equal rights for women and girls around the world.

This biography unit has it all! There are a variety of activities for you to teach about Malala Yousafzai's life story. This could be a week-long unit or as short as a day or two, depending on time allotted and the needs of your students. There are several ways to use this unit to differentiate for students.

Activities included:
✔Meet Malala Yousafzai
✔Life Story with Scenes & Questions
✔Fact or Fiction Activity
✔Character Mini-Booklet w/Timeline Sorting Activity---fits inside their notebooks!
✔Biography Organizers
✔Famous Quote
✔Character Traits Activity
✔Plus a 5-page Flip Book
✔Writing Prompts
✔Answer Keys
✔Vocabulary Posters for important character traits:
Brave, Determined, & Confident


Have students read the passages about where they will meet Malala Yousafzai and learn all about her life. The articles are written with questions and scenes for students to connect and color. There’s also custom-created biography organizers to use for review or for further research.

Suggestions and Ideas for four different centers:
✔Have students read the Meet Malala Yousafzai OR Life Story passages with scenes and questions. ✔Then answer the questions on the biography organizers.
✔Have students complete the character mini-booklet with timeline dates. These fit nicely inside their notebooks.
✔Have students complete the quote activity & writing prompt(s).
✔Have students complete the character traits activity using the vocabulary posters as a guide.
✔Have students complete the flip booklet.

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