Resources for Instructors
- Malala Fund site includes fact sheets on various aspects of women’s education.
- Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University has produced a 60-page resource guide for educators. It includes extensive additional resources and ideas for assignments, and focuses on the book through eight themes: memoir, girls’ education, cultural politics, religion/religious extremism, violence against women and girls, leadership, the media, and global feminism.
- UW-Madison Discussion Questions
- Cal State San Marcos Resources (includes reflection prompts)
- UW-Platteville Teaching Guide
NPR Stories on Honor Killings
- Amid Calls To End ‘Honor Killings’ In Pakistan, More Women Murdered (August 1, 2016)
- ‘Honor Killings’ Are A Global Problem — And Often Invisible (July 19, 2016)
WSU Libraries resources
WSU Libraries staff members have built a library guide about I Am Malala that includes a list of key names, events, and concepts/ideas for each chapter.
They are also preparing a guide for residence hall staff listing types of activities and information sessions available at libguides.libraries.wsu.edu/reslife. A request form is available at www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/library-instruction/schedule-activity.
Libraries will teach information literacy sessions to English Composition courses (using the Common Reading as needed) and to Roots of Contemporary Issues students; for the latter, a set of online tutorials will be available to aid in the completion of four Library Research Assignments.
Workshops are offered on a number of topics, as explained at libraries.wsu.edu/library-instruction/classes-on-demand.
This year’s Common Reading book, I Am Malala, and its author, Malala Yousafzai, have become well known throughout the world. The book has won awards on its own and generated considerable acclaim for its author.
A wealth of resources is available to all who seek information on the story as well as ideas for successful related teaching projects.
Please feel free to explore the following material. I hope the references will inspire you to build an exciting teaching plan as you use the book to introduce topics related to your course. I look forward to learning about your successes.
—Karen Weathermon, Common Reading Program Co-Director