Image licensed under CC BY 2.0

CURRENT EVENT | OCTOBER 4, 2021

Remembering Those Lost to COVID-19

A sea of white flags on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is meant to remind visitors of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have died from COVID-19. Individual flags in the unusual art installation bear the names of victims of the virus and, sometimes, their stories. Listen to visitors react to the moving exhibit, and hear the artist explain the effect she hopes her work will have on those who experience it.

?L LEXILE AUDIO MEASURE

Tweet Share on Facebook

Want to Listen?

TEACHERS: Access our daily current events podcasts for free!


To access our podcast library for ELA, Social Studies, and Science including all of our Premium features, choose the free Premium Trial (no credit card required!) option when you join.

Already a Member? Login Now

Story Length: 4:52

Listen to the Story:

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?

Socrative users can import these questions using the following code: SOC-1234