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CURRENT EVENT | MAY 12, 2021

Man's Best Friend for 6000 Years

How long have dogs been man’s best friend? Archaeologists recently found the 6000-year-old remains of a dog that was laid to rest alongside a human, suggesting the dog had been domesticated and lived with people when it was alive. The researchers quickly searched for other clues to confirm what they suspected: that ancient people kept dogs as companions, much as humans do today. Listen to hear what and how scientists learned about the relationship between humans and dogs thousands of years ago.

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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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