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CURRENT EVENT | MAY 26, 2021

Whale Hit Songs

Whales are highly intelligent animals that live in social groups. One way they communicate is through vocalizations, or whale “songs.” In fact, every year, whales create – and memorize – new songs! Recently a photographer took pictures of whale activities and examined the role that singing plays in whale culture. Listen to learn more about the sophisticated social life of whales and hear some of their songs.

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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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