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CURRENT EVENT | DECEMBER 9, 2021

Potty Training Cows Can Help Environment

Cows may not feel guilty about the damage their waste does to the environment, but according to a behavioral scientist, they seem excited about potty training. Calves are learning to pee in a place where people can collect their urine in order to reduce the amount of it that pollutes the environment. When the calves successfully use the “potty,” trainers reward them for their efforts. Listen to learn more about how cow urine impacts the environment and hear how potty training a baby cow is similar to potty training a baby human.

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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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