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CURRENT EVENT | DECEMBER 21, 2021

Kid News: Well-Mannered Apes

Even wild animals can have good manners. That’s what scientists found when they researched how apes communicate and discovered that they use a system of gestures and other physical contact to begin and end social interactions. The ape behavior is similar to the way that humans greet each other and say goodbye when they leave each other’s company. Listen to learn more about ape etiquette and how it compares to human behavior.

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Story Length: 2:16

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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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