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CURRENT EVENT | APRIL 12, 2016

Superdelegates

The 2016 Democratic National Convention is scheduled for the end of July. During the convention, delegates will vote for the Democratic Party’s nominee for the President of the United States. The race for delegate votes is close between candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The attention is now on “superdelegates” consisting of about 700 party leaders who can support any candidate and may change their minds at any time, regardless of how residents in their states voted. Listen to learn more about superdelegates and their potential influence in the upcoming election.

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Story Length: 5:21

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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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