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CURRENT EVENT | AUGUST 25, 2021

Fifth Ocean Added to Maps

Throughout its history, the National Geographic Society has identified four oceans on its maps, atlases, and globes – the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic. Now, for the first time, the group is officially recognizing a fifth ocean – the Southern Ocean, which includes the waters surrounding Antarctica. This ocean is not new to scientists, however. Listen to hear about the Southern Ocean and what makes it unique.

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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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