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A Teacher and Veteran Reflects on 9/11

Many of today’s young people were not yet born when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001 and America invaded Afghanistan in response. High school teacher and Navy veteran Darryl St. George is committed to educating his students and colleagues about these events and the experiences of the soldiers defending our country. Listen to a veteran and educator recall his experiences on 9/11 and explain why he believes it’s so important to keep these memories alive.


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Story Length: 6:35

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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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