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Student Develops Inclusive Curriculum

A high school student from Virginia is working to include more learning about women, and especially women of color, in the social studies curriculum. She was inspired to start the Women for Education, Advocacy, and Rights organization based on her experiences not seeing women that looked like her in her history education, as well as sexist social media trends and gender inequality in her school. Listen to hear how she is making changes in her school district’s curriculum and to learn about some important, but often unknown, women from American history.


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Story Length: 4:58

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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