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The Heroic Rats of Cambodia

That's News to Me

High Int – Adv

Teens & Adults

Grades 9–12

In this digital-only lesson featuring content from The Washington Post, students read about Magawa, Cambodia's most successful land-mine-sniffing rat. This lesson includes an article as well as comprehension and discussion questions.

  • mine
  • traverse
  • courage
  • ordnance
  • trigger
  • chemical compound
  • alert
  • handler
  • estimate
  • limb
  • hazard
  • life span
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)