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CURRENT EVENT | MARCH 25, 2015

Body Clocks

The human body is complex. It has long been thought that body systems are synchronized through a master clock in the brain. But recent studies have found that virtually all cells and all organs in our bodies have their own clock. These systems and cells are often in sync. But what happens when things go awry? Listen to learn more about how clocks in the human body work together to keep us going.

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Story Length: 7:01

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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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