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CURRENT EVENT | FEBRUARY 3, 2016

Gun Safety and Kids

At an event in Texas, children and toddlers practice shooting with air rifles in a protected environment. Volunteers teach them how to hold the gun, where to place their hands, and about gun safety. They take time to answer any questions kids have about shooting. While some parents are opposed to these lessons, others feel they are a necessary and valuable part of growing up. This story looks at the different opinions about gun safety lessons for children.

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Story Length: 3:16

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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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