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CURRENT EVENT | SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Preserving Historic Latino Landmarks

The town of El Paso, Texas lies along the Mexican border. One of its neighborhoods, Duranguito, is rich with stories of the “borderlanders” who lived there in the early 1900s – Chinese Americans, Latin Americans traveling north, even a famous Mexican revolutionary. Recently, a plan to build a stadium has threatened Duranguito and its representation of Latino heritage and important aspects of American history. Listen to hear more about the historic Texas neighborhood and why community members are fighting to preserve it as a national landmark.

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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?

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  • 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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