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CURRENT EVENT | MARCH 28, 2022

Russian Attacks on Ukraine Leave Millions Displaced

Russia has expanded its attack on Ukraine, bombing airports, apartment buildings, and other targets throughout the country. Ukrainians are fleeing in massive numbers, seeking escape through humanitarian corridors, or protected areas where civilians can escape the fighting. A large proportion of the country’s population has been displaced. The attack has taken a huge physical and emotional toll on Ukrainians, both those who have fled and those who have stayed behind. Listen to hear an update on the war in Ukraine and how Ukrainans are responding to the chaos.

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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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