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CURRENT EVENT | MARCH 11, 2015

Arming Teachers

Mass shootings in gun free zones like schools have some Western lawmakers considering legislation that would eliminate these zones. Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota are weighing proposals that would allow guns in schools, in the hopes of avoiding future mass shootings. The Second Amendment of the Constitution is being cited by lawmakers who support the proposal. Listen to learn how the proposals differ by state and how educators and lawmakers are responding to this proposal.

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Story Length: 4:48

Listen to the Story:

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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