Free Documentary has this to say about the 48-minute video: “Every morning, the three sisters Julia, Yulissa, and Kenya climb into their dugout in order to row to school. They live on the east coast of Nicaragua, one of the world’s poorest countries, and the youngest of them has just turned five; the oldest is nine. They row across the Rio Escondido. Not only is it one of the largest rivers in the country, but it is also simultaneously one of the most dangerous routes to school. While they have to watch out for snakes lurking in the trees over the river, the three sisters also struggle against the current and must ensure the dugout does not fill up with water – because it has multiple holes and could sink at any minute.”
Check out the video on YouTube HERE.
There are two versions of the questions and answers included in the file, one in English and one in Spanish. Perfect for use with different levels!
This PDF file includes:
- 25 questions
- Spanish version
- English version
- Answer keys
- Link to 48-minute video on YouTube
These no-prep Most Dangerous Ways to School questions are great for:
- Sub plans
- Choice boards
- Independent activity while you catch up on grading or need to take a breath (we’ve all been there!)