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CURRENT EVENT | MARCH 28, 2016

Historic Visit to Cuba

Recently President Obama made an historic trip to Cuba. As the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since 1928, the President pledged to restore diplomacy and cooperation between the two countries. He met with Cuba’s president Raul Castro as well as anti-government activists, hoping to normalize relations with both Cuba’s leadership and citizens. Listen to hear more about how Obama’s visit represents a new page in U.S.-Cuban relations.

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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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