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Kid News: Battling Mosquitoes to Beat Malaria

Mosquito bites are itchy and annoying, but they can also be deadly. In some countries, mosquitoes spread a dangerous disease called malaria from one person to another. Many people have become sick or died from the disease. Scientists are working hard to develop exciting new tools to protect people all over the world from getting malaria. Listen to learn more about this illness carried by mosquitoes and the various efforts to end it.


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Story Length: 4:35

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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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