NewsDepth 2020-2021 | Episode 24


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In this week's episode, we learn about the big boat that blocked the Suez Canal and find out how it's impacted global shipping. Sticking with international news, France uses ancient oaks to repair Notre Dame!

Plus, climate change creates huge craters in Russia, but the country's hockey players are determined to stop the warming.

Good news on the pandemic front: vaccines are performing well in the real world and we meet a couple of kids participating in a vaccine trial for children.

Finally, we recap the life of beloved children's author Beverly Cleary and ask which of her famous books you've read.


cathedral (noun) a large and important church, especially in the Roman Catholic religion

climate change  (noun) the shift in average weather for an area over a long time

controlled (adjective) means carried out under perfect conditions

tundra  (noun) a flat treeless arctic region where the soil is permanently frozen


This week we learn about climate change and its impact on the environment. Now we want you to: Persuade us to take care of the environment!

You can use the inbox form to submit your answers. We will share some of your best letters in the next episode.


We learn about the life of beloved children's author Beverly Cleary. For this week’s poll, we want to know: Which Beverly Cleary books have you read? The "Henry Huggins" series, "Dear Mr. Henshaw," "Ribsey," "The Mouse and the Motorcycle," or anything from the "Ramona" series.  Click here to vote!


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