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CURRENT EVENT | SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Foreign Policy and the New President

The next president will face many global challenges including the Syrian refugee crisis, China flexing its power in the South China Sea and Russian aggression. There is also the continued threat of terrorism. U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different views on foreign policy. The overall position of the United States in the world will need to be considered as isolationist or internationalist. This policy will be determined and led by the next president. Listen to hear more about the global views held by the presidential candidates and the foreign policy challenges the next president will face.

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Story Length: 4:44

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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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