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CURRENT EVENT | NOVEMBER 7, 2018

Listenwise Scavenger Hunt: Fact or Fake?

Thanks to public demand, the Listenwise Scavenger Hunt has been extended until November 30th! Grab your headphones and get listening!

Do you like riddles, puzzles, or detective stories? Get out your figurative magnifying glass and participate in our Listenwise Scavenger Hunt: Fact or Fake! In celebration of Media Literacy Week (Nov 5-9), this contest invites you to apply your media literacy skills to identify facts and fakes. As you take this quiz, you will be given clues to find Listenwise stories related to the contest theme. Once you have found the right stories, listen to them carefully, and hunt down the answers to the related questions. (Contest stories will have a special icon so that you know you found the right one. We recommend working with two tabs or windows open at once–one for the quiz, and one for the stories.) Explore Listenwise, learn about media literacy, and, most importantly, have fun!

  • How to enter: Teachers can assign the quiz to students any time between now and Wednesday, November 30th by clicking on the orange "Assign Quiz" button above. All answers must be submitted before 11:59 pm EST on November 30th to be entered into the contest. Make sure to have a Listenwise Premium account or the 30-day free trial, so you can assign and submit student quizzes in order to participate.
  • How to win: The teacher with the highest average student quiz performance will win first prize for their class. The teacher with the highest number of student submissions will win second prize. A third prize will be awarded at random.
  • What you win: First prize is a set of classroom headphones and a $100 Amazon gift card. Second prize wins a set of classroom headphones and a $50 Amazon gift card. Third prize is a $50 Amazon gift card.

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Story Length: 2:44

Listen to the Story:

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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