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CURRENT EVENT | DECEMBER 14, 2021

Kid News: Spider App

People with arachnophobia can feel panicked or paralyzed with fear when they see a spider. Their fear may limit where they go and what they do. A new app is designed to help. It exposes people with arachnophobia to realistic, 3-D images of spiders – some that appear to crawl across their hands! Listen to learn how and why a new app helps people conquer their fears.

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Story Length: 3:05

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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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