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Terry Morris

Malala's Magic Pencil

Grades: 5th Grade, 4th Grade, 3rd Grade
Subjects: Social Studies

Student Instructions

Governments all over the world impact their citizens in both positive and negative ways. Watch Malala's Magic Pencil and think about how the government has impacted Malala's life and the people around her. After watching, add your thoughts and ideas about the following questions. You can use text or voice to fully explain your ideas. Background Info : While the Taliban was never the official government of Pakistan, it had taken over parts of Pakistan. Malala lived in Swat Valley and it was taken over by the Taliban for some time. 1. How did the Taliban impact Malala's life and those around her? 2. What is the responsibility of a government to its' citizens? Should the Pakistani government protected Malala and the citizens of Swat Valley? 3. How did Malala try to overcome the negative impact the Taliban caused? Did it work? 4. Do you think you have the power to overcome similar issues? Press plus to respond to these questions.