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CURRENT EVENT | FEBRUARY 14, 2022

Justice Breyer's Supreme Court Legacy

Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court. During his 28 years on the Court, Breyer has been involved in some of the most controversial and far-reaching decisions of the day, on abortion, affirmative action, school desegregation, and affordable health care. He is known for his pleasant, optimistic manner, and for using his gifts of persuasion to build consensus around difficult issues among his fellow justices. Breyer views the Constitution as a living document, subject to reinterpretation, which has put him at odds with his more conservative colleagues. Listen to learn about the life and legacy of Justice Stephen Breyer.

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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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