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CURRENT EVENT | FEBRUARY 17, 2022

A Kid's View on the Pandemic

The pandemic has affected kids in many ways. They have endured remote schooling, isolation from their friends, and worries about bringing infection home to family members. While each student’s experience is different, many face common concerns related to their disrupted lives. Listen to hear a sixth-grader describe how the pandemic has affected her and her family, and what she hopes people will learn from experiencing this historic event.

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Story Length: 5:27

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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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