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CURRENT EVENT | MARCH 15, 2022

Kid News: Ukraine War Explained

Russian soldiers have crossed the border into Ukraine, and their invasion has forced many Ukrainians to flee to neighboring countries for safety. Volunteers in these countries are welcoming the Ukrainian refugees and offering them the resources they need for life away from their homes. Listen to hear why Eastern European countries are helping Ukrainians and find out how Russia’s president is reacting to Ukraine’s resistance to Russia’s invasion.

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Story Length: 3:03

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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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