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CURRENT EVENT | FEBRUARY 22, 2022

Kid News: Invasion of Joro Spiders

Giant Joro spiders have arrived in northern Georgia. They are an invasive species, a creature that found its way to America from another place and liked the climate and living conditions enough to stay. Although they may be scary looking to some, Joro spiders can be helpful to humans. Listen to learn where the creepy crawly visitors came from, how they first arrived, and where they might go next.

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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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