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CURRENT EVENT | DECEMBER 16, 2021

Jane Goodall Urges Hope

Jane Goodall’s discoveries more than 60 years ago transformed humans’ understanding of chimpanzees’ intelligence and social behavior. Her new book, The Book Of Hope, may help readers understand the nature and necessity of hope. In this interview, Goodall discusses how she views local environmental action as a tool to help people remain hopeful. She also discusses the benefits of her non-traditional scientific training. Listen to hear more about where Goodall finds hope and learn how she inspires young people to realize that there is always something they can do to help their cause.

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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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