'Burka Avenger',a fight against the Taliban for girls' education.

posted Oct 31, 2013, 8:23 PM by Unknown user


http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/pakistani-superhero-burka-avenger-new



Meet the Burka Avenger! The new ally of Malala Yousafzai. During the day, she’s a mild-mannered schoolteacher named Jiya, but when thugs try to shut down her girls’ school, she will transform into a burka superhero to save her school. A few months ago Pakistan made a new television show about  Malala Yousafzai’s fight for education for girls. Malala is a 15-year-old advocate, who was shot by the Taliban. Pakistan will go to extraordinary lengths to keep from receiving an education.



In class we discussed how the Taliban came into power,but were removed on September 11th,2001. The Taliban is still there though, and we all hope that this series will influence the Taliban to be less aggressive. This all ties in with the fact that the U.S invaded Afghanistan trying to find Osama Bin Laden who was protected by the Taliban. This also relates to the standards because, the TV show creators are trying to show that people should care about education which is investing in human capital. This will raise the GDP of Pakistan.


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Standards:


SS7H2 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century.

d. Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia; invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.



SS7E7 The student will describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Iran.

a. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP).

Here is the trailer to the TV show!!!

Hope you enjoy it!!!

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