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CURRENT EVENT | DECEMBER 8, 2015

Sanders' Democratic Socialism

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been campaigning across the country explaining his version of Democratic Socialism. He talks about the policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the framework for his own policies, trying to show socialism in a positive light. He states that “real freedom must include economic security.” Sanders is tying his ideas to the politics of the United States of the 1930s through 1960s. Listen to hear more about this version of Democratic Socialism.

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Story Length: 2:22

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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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