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CURRENT EVENT | JUNE 13, 2022

President Biden Calls for Action on Gun Safety

In response to several recent mass shootings, President Biden urged Congress to pass stricter gun safety laws. In a speech to the nation, Biden expressed sadness over the many lives lost to gun violence, and frustration with lawmakers for their failure to take stronger action to prevent it. Listen to hear which laws the president recommends to help prevent future shootings and how politicians might respond.

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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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