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CURRENT EVENT | MARCH 18, 2015

Frog Dissection

Animal dissection has been used for centuries as a tool to better understand the human body. Technology has made virtual dissections possible - allowing young people to see the inner workings of frogs through a computer program or app. This technology cannot give students the real life, visceral experience of cutting through skin or experiencing the way organs fit together, leading many educators to continue to champion real dissection. Listen to learn how frog dissections can impact students and teachers.

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Story Length: 4:21

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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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