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CURRENT EVENT | MAY 26, 2022

Ukrainian Students Participate in International Science Fair

High school students from Ukraine recently competed virtually in an international science and engineering fair. In this interview, Ukrainian participants discuss their science research, and share what they experienced on the day Russia invaded Ukraine and in the months that followed. Listen to hear Ukrainian students describe how their lives have changed, and what it means to represent Ukraine at the fair while their country is at war.

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Story Length: 4:37

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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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