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CURRENT EVENT | SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Young Republicans Weigh in on Their Party's Future

Although the Republican party is dominated by older Americans, some teenagers and young adults attended the Republican National Convention to represent their state. This story explores the political viewpoints of the youngest generation of Republican voters, and how they may differ from the views of their parents and grandparents. Young Republicans share why they are at the convention and why they consider themselves Republican. Listen to hear from an 18-year old delegate and other young voters in the Republican party.

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Story Length: 5:17

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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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