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CURRENT EVENT | AUGUST 18, 2021

Harriet Tubman's Birthplace Discovered

Until recently, no one knew where Harriet Tubman, the heroic Underground Railroad conductor and Civil War spy, grew up. Archaeologists have now discovered her birthplace in the muddy swamps of Maryland's eastern shore. Listen to hear details about the process of locating Harriet Tubman’s birthplace and the impact the discovery has had on her living descendants.

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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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