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Kid News: Maple Syrup Crisis

Pancakes without syrup? That may be what the future holds, now that there is a shortage of maple syrup in Canada. Many people depend on Canada to produce the delicious sticky syrup made from the sap of maple trees. But now the supply of syrup is low, while the demand for syrup during the pandemic has risen. Listen to learn about the causes of the maple syrup shortage and why the price of maple syrup is rising.


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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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