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Finding the Milky Way

Students today may know less about the Milky Way than those in the past. That is because this milky band of light in the sky, the partial view of Earth's galaxy that is visible from Earth, can only be seen in very dark areas. Light pollution has made it difficult for people in cities to see the Milky Way. The city of Pittsburgh is trying to solve this problem, so people can once again look up in wonder at the starry night sky. Listen to hear how Pittsburgh is reducing light pollution and how their effort may impact young people.


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Story Length: 2:03

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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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